Four-star quarterback Paul Tyson committed to the Crimson Tide on Thursday afternoon.
Tyson, the great-grandson of former Alabama legendary coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant, committed to Alabama over Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, and Notre Dame.
He announced his decision on Twitter.
— Paul Tyson (@Paul_Tyson17) April 5, 2018
Tyson is rated as the seventh-ranked pro-style quarterback and the 10th-ranked prospect in the state of Alabama in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
The 6-foot-4, 217-pound Tyson threw for 3,392 yards and 36 touchdowns in 2017, his first season as varsity starter. He’s classified as a pocket passer by 247Sports.
Tyson received an offer from Alabama on Dec. 15, 2017, the same day he made an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa. He lasted visited Alabama, unofficially, on March 2.
Alabama did not land a quarterback recruit in the 2018 class and lost graduate transfer Gardner Minshew to Washington State earlier this spring, leaving Alabama with three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. Tyson would arrive in time for the 2019 season, when Jalen Hurts could be a senior and Tua Tagovailoa could be a junior.
Alabama also got a commitment from four-star defensive tackle Rashad Cheney Jr. on Thursday. 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.