Alabama on Wednesday got a commitment from ESPN 300 offensive lineman Jaheim Oatis, a prospect the coaching staff has recruited for nearly four years, despite the fact that he's only a junior in high school.
Oatis first received an offer from Crimson Tide coaches as an eighth grader after attending a summer camp on campus. He was 6-foot-4, 286 pounds, and had posted video of himself running a self-reported 4.7 40-yard dash at an Ole Miss camp as a 14-year-old.
Ole Miss and Mississippi State offered Oatis the same summer, and he's now ESPN's No. 215-ranked prospect overall in the 2022 class.