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Three-star tight end Michael Parker is Alabama’s third commit in 24 hours

Michael Parker

Alabama didn’t win the Iron Bowl, but the Tide beat Auburn to a spot in the Playoff – and the chance to add one of the state’s top tight ends to the roster. Three-star tight end Michael Parker committed to Alabama on Wednesday, one addition in a surge of players committing to the Crimson Tide.

In addition to Parker, four-star defensive backs Nadab Joseph and Saivion Smith also committed to Alabama within a span of barely 24 hours. After a slow start, Alabama now ranks 10th in the 247Sports composite rankings for 2018.

Parker, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound tight end from Huntsville (Ala.) Westminster Christian, is ranked among the top 45 tight ends nationwide in the 2018 class and among the top 30 prospects in the state.

Although he had offers from more than 10 Football Bowl Subdivision programs, his recruitment appeared likely to shape up as a straight contest between bitter rivals Alabama and Auburn, and the.

Parker’s tall frame makes him a potentially valuable target for the Tide in the passing game. The last Alabama tight end to stand 6-foot-6, O.J. Howard, subsequently joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Parker becomes the 14th player to commit to Alabama in the 2018 class, less than two weeks before the start of the new early signing period.

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