ORLANDO, Fla. — If Alabama defeats Washington in the College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year’s Eve, Crimson Tide 5-star wide receiver commit Jerry Jeudy’s first practices in Tuscaloosa will be memorable.
Jeduy, the nation’s No. 4 wide receiver from Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High School, will enroll at Alabama on Jan. 3, which means he’ll be able to help the Tide prepare for the national championship game if they get by the Huskies.
While he won’t be able to play in the championship game, Jeudy is hoping he can help lead Alabama to a return in 2017.
“I want to get over 1,000 receiving yards, win the Biletnikoff Award as a freshman and go back to the national championship,” Jeudy told SEC Country at the Under Armour game check-in.
The 6-foot-1, 177-pound prospect recently shut down his recruitment by announcing he had signed his financial aid agreement with Alabama and would not be signing one with any other school. He’s now turning his attention on being a recruiter for the Tide while in Orlando.
“I’m trying to recruit (4-star safety) DeAngelo Gibbs and (5-star Florida State cornerback commit) Stanford Samuels,” Jeudy said.
Jeudy said Miami finished No. 2 in his recruitment after a late official visit there right before the dead period went into affect. Florida was No. 3. He said the Gators did everything they could to get the playmaker to Gainesville, but in the end, no team was going to beat the Tide.
“They did a good job recruiting me, but Alabama just did a better job,” Jeudy said. “The love I have for Alabama couldn’t change it.”
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