Four star defensive tackle Rashad Cheney Jr. committed to Alabama on Thursday.
Cheney Jr., a 270-pound defensive end from Georgia, announced his commitment on Twitter. Alabama also got a commitment from four-star quarterback Paul Tyson on Thursday.
After a great talk with coach Saban I am 100% COMMITED to the University of Alabama. I would like to thank all Universities who gave me an opportunity to get a free education and chase my dreams.I feel as if this is the best decision for me #ROLLTIDE #LongLiveJimmy💔👼🏾 pic.twitter.com/obYWptbaa6
— Rashad Cheney Jr (@Rashad40_) April 5, 2018
He committed to Alabama over Florida, Georgia Tech, and Penn State, among others. He is the first defensive tackle in Alabama’s class. The Crimson Tide landed two at the position in its 2018 class.
Cheney is the 17th-ranked defensive tackle and the 265th-ranked prospect in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. He unofficially visited and received an offer from Alabama on March 10, 2017. His visit to Tuscaloosa this past weekend helped seal the deal.
Cheney had been committed to Georgia, but decommitted earlier this year. He said in his Twitter post that he was “100% committed” to Alabama.
The commitments of Tyson and Cheney brings the Alabama 2019 class to six commits, all of them being four star or better. Alabama is ranked as the No. 7 class and fifth in the SEC for the 2019 recruiting period.