Alabama football got a jump on the 2021 recruiting class by landing cornerback Latrell McCutchin from Austin, Texas.

The 6-1, 170-pound prospect from Lyndon B. Johnson High School is ranked No. 121 for the 2021 class by 247Sports.

The University of Texas was also in the mix, but McCutchin told the Longhorns didn’t as good a job as the Crimson Tide to get his commitment.

“Alabama just recruited me harder,” McCutchin said. “With Texas, they have a really slow recruiting process. They told me things that they were going to do and then didn’t do them until after the fact that Alabama offered me and I started to blow up in my recruiting process and I really didn’t respect that too much.”

McCutchin made his announcement Monday on Twitter.

“As a child I always dreamt of playing football at the next level. Now that things have fallen together, I have no one to thank more than the man upstairs. I would like to thank my mother and father for being there through the ups and downs, as well as guiding me to ensure that I stay on the right track.

“I am beyond blessed to have family and friends like I do, and you all should know that a child could never ask for a better support system. With that being said, I am BEYOND EXCITED to announce that I am Committing to the University of Alabama.”

Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and others also extended offers to McCutchin.