Breaking news out of east Texas as one of the nation’s best and elite receivers in the 2023 class from Longview, senior Jalen Hale has committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Hale had offers from all around the country from 33 different division I schools but ultimately choose the Crimson Tide over many others including the Texas Longhorns, Georgia, and Texas A&M. Each school was in the hunt to land the commitment from one of the nation’s best in Hale.
Who was Closest?
Some could make a strong argument that the Texas Longhorns were one of the closes on the list. But so were a lot of others. Why the Longhorns? Well many thought after the commitment from one of the nation’s best players in the country in 2023 quarterback Arch Manning, many thought Hail would strongly consider the Longhorns even more so than before. The fact the longhorns were able to enter the conversation was in itself phenomenal because two to three years ago they would have probably not even been in the ballpark. Now obviously Nick Saban has done a great job in the recruiting class as Alabama has the number one recruiting class in the country per 247 sports. The Crimson Tide had the upper hand advantage with Nick Saban as one of the all-time greatest coaches and recruiters.
In then there was 6 - I’m so grateful for it all and beyond blessed - Thanks @Hayesfawcett3 for Edit and everyone on this journey till this point @coachjohnking @CoachWritt @SWiltfong247 @dctf @adamgorney @longviewgameday @Lobo_Football @justinwells2424 https://t.co/zJZa4mrXe1— Jalen Hale (@JalenHale8) May 6, 2022
The Final Decision
The Alabama Crimson tide got better by landing the commitment from Hale over others. Hale is a 6-foot-1, 185 lbs wide receiver who has the elite route running, speed, and vertical ability. His ability to climb the latter and snag the football out of the air is second to none. At the High School level, Hale has dominated and looks next-level ready. Hale has the potential to go to Alabama and see immediate success and be one of their next star wide receivers that they develop into pro-day material.