Alabama football lands Dylan Lonergan, four-star quarterback in 2023
Alabama football has added a second quarterback to its 2023 recruiting class.
Dylan Lonergan announced Monday that he is committing to the Crimson Tide to play football and baseball.
"I am going to do everything I can to bring two national championships in two sports to Alabama," Lonergan said on CBS Sports HQ.
He's a 6-foot-2, 215-pound quarterback from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, whom the 247Sports Composite lists as a four-star prospect and the No. 9 quarterback in the country for the 2023 class.
The No. 8 quarterback on that list is Eli Holstein, who is already an Alabama commit.
With Bryce Young expected to go to the NFL Draft after his junior season in 2022, the addition of Lonergan and Holstein would give Alabama four scholarship quarterbacks heading into 2023 if nothing else changes. Jalen Milroe, a 2021 four-star, and Ty Simpson, a 2022 five-star, are behind Young at the position right now.
247Sports lists Alabama assistant coach Charles Kelly as Lonergan's primary recruiter and Bill O'Brien as the secondary recruiter.
South Carolina and Stanford were the other finalists for Lonergan.
As a pitcher, Perfect Game had Lonergan clocked at 91 miles per hour on his fastball.
As a quarterback in 2021, Lonergan completed 234 of 371 passes for 3,392 yards with 32 touchdowns and three interceptions, per MaxPreps.
With Lonergan, Alabama has 11 commits for the 2023 class. This past week, Alabama added a commitment from top junior college receiver Malik Benson. But the Crimson Tide also lost a commitment from four-star defensive back Elliot Washington, who flipped to Penn State.
Before the addition of Lonergan, Alabama was ranked No. 18 in the 247Sports team recruiting class rankings. Adding him to the recruiting class bumped the Crimson Tide up to No. 12.
Nick Kelly covers Alabama football and men's basketball for The Tuscaloosa News, part of the USA TODAY Network. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter: @_NickKelly