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Alabama adds state’s top junior, Jayson Jones, to 2020 recruiting class

Jayson Jones

Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide picked up a huge commitment for their 2020 recruiting class Monday when they received a pledge from four-star defensive tackle Jayson Jones.

“Really, just the connection I have to the players and how they carry themselves,” Jones told GN regarding why he committed to Alabama. “It’s truly incredible.”

Jones, (6-foot-5, 322 pounds) from Calera, (AL) High, is considered to be a top-five defensive tackle prospect in the country and a top 55 overall talent nationally in the class of 2020.

“I do think about that,” Jones said regarding his high national ranking. “It’s surprising to me that I’m that high on a lot of school’s boards.”

Jones, who is also the No.1 ranked player in Alabama for the 2020 class, chose the Crimson Tide over offers from Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Tennessee and many others, and did so due in large part to his relationship with Saban.

“Honestly, it’s a very strong relationship,” Jones said. “He loves me and I love him.”

Getting a chance to play for Alabama in the SEC has always been something that Jones has wanted to do.

“I’ve always lived in an Alabama household,” he said. “So, it has always been somewhat of a dream to play for Alabama and it’s honestly very exciting to know that I’m going to get to play in the SEC.”

When asked to describe what type of defensive lineman he is, Jones was short and to the point.

“Pretty much I’m a big guy who is also an athletic freak,” he said.

Jones had this message for the Alabama fan base.

“What we are going to try to do it build the best class. You have to have what it takes. Roll Tide.”

Alabama now has five commitments for its 2020 recruiting class. Jones joins four-star wide receiver Dazalin Worsham (Trussville, AL), four-star cornerback Javier Morton (Stone Mountain, GA), four-star linebacker Jackson Bratton (Muscle Shoals, AL), and three-star quarterback Carson Beck (Jacksonville, FL) as the current members of the Tide’s 2020 class.

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(You can follow Ryan Green on Twitter @RyanGreenGN)

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