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Leo Lewis verbally commits to Alabama

Ole Brook’s junior linebacker Leo Lewis has recently made a verbal commitment that he has decided to attend and play for Alabama in 2015, according to multiple reports.

LEO LEWIS

LEO LEWIS

The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder was on campus in Tuscaloosa for the Crimson Tide’s spring game Saturday according to his Brookhaven football coach Tommy Clopton, and there Lewis decided it was time to end his recruitment.

“Leo has a bright future ahead of him,” said Clopton. “He is a talented young man, who has worked hard over the years to get to this stage.”

Coach Clopton stated that Lewis plans to concentrate on his senior year high school to help his team be successful in the upcoming season.

Lewis, the No. 5 outside linebacker prospect in the country according to 247Sports Composite, was strongly recruited by several Division 1 collegiate teams, but has picked Alabama over offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss and others.

The rising senior’s recruitment escalated quickly following his junior season, when he recorded 71 solo tackles and five sacks after moving from defensive end to linebacker.

He picked up his first three scholarship offers on Nov. 27, 2013, from Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Oregon State, and the offers have kept pouring in ever since.