Alabama got its first big commitment on National Signing Day with the commitment of Patrick Surtain Jr. Surtain, the top uncommitted recruit entering National Signing Day, is the No. 6 overall player in the country and the No. 1 cornerback, according to 247Sports' Composite rankings. He is the Tide's second top-10 player of the class, after weak-side defensive end Eyabi Anoma, the No. 4 overall player in the country. Surtain chose the Tide over Miami and LSU, which was considered a heavy favorite to land the blue-chip talent from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.