Athlete Eddie Jackson from Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., has committed to Alabama.
“I like how the program is run,” Jackson said, per ESPN RecruitingNation. “It’s just everything that they stand for. I can be that guy from Fort Lauderdale, the first guy to come up there and have a chance, a chance to go up there and play.”
Jackson could play on offense or defense at Alabama with the expectation being he’ll play on defense.
“They want me to play defensive back,” said Jackson, who also considered LSU.
Alabama is also in the running for defensive backs Vonn Bell from Chattanooga, Tenn., and Tony Conner from Batesville, Miss. But Bell has shown strong interest in Tennessee and Conner is seriously considering Ole Miss.
Jackson’s commitment gives Alabama 22 commitments for the class of 2013. Signing day is Feb. 6.