December 9, 2013
The Alabama Football Team wrapped up a busy recruiting weekend by landing another high profile prospect. The Crimson Tide picked up a verbal commitment from the nation's top weakside defensive end, Jonathan Allen.
Allen is a five-star recruit from Ashburn, Virginia. He had 102 tackles and 15 sacks as a junior, leading Stonebridge High School to the Virginia Class 5A State Championship Game.
Allen chose the Tide over Florida, USC, Oklahoma and Ohio State among others. He is Alabama's 14th verbal commitment for next year's class, which is currently ranked second in the country behind Michigan by 247sports.com.