Dadeville’s Anfernee Jennings commits to AlabamaPublished 5:05pm Thursday, March 6, 2014
Dadeville’s Anfernee Jennings has committed to the University of Alabama.
The rising prospect made the announcement via Twitter on Thursday afternoon:
DHS defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Matt Harrison confirmed the commitment with the Alexander City Outlook.
Jennings, a 6’4″, 245-pound defensive end, is rated as a three-star prospect and is considered one of the top players available in the state. At one point during the season, Jennings was considered one of the best 300 junior players in the nation by ESPN.
As a junior, Jennings compiled 171 total tackles, seven sacks and 43 quarterback hurries in helping to lead the Tigers to the Class 4A quarterfinals.
For his play, Jennings earned a Class 4A first-team All-State selection. He was a honorable mention selection to the Class 4A All-State team as a sophomore, when he racked up 96 tackles and five sacks.
Alabama coach Nick Saban personally extended the offer this past Saturday during Alabama’s Junior Day, Jennings said in an earlier interview.
“He called me into his office, and we chatted for a little bit,” Jennings said. “He told me that Alabama wanted me, and he offered me a scholarship.”
Jennings held offers from Arizona State, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Louisville, among others.
The Outlook will have more information as it is made available