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Five-Star CB Dijon Lee Commits to the Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama Crimson Tide Defenders
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The Alabama Crimson Tide 2025 recruiting class received another jolt on June 28 when five-star cornerback Dijon Lee committed to play in Tuscaloosa. A standout prep athlete at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School, Lee chose the Tide over a litany of suitors including Georgia, Texas, USC and Washington.

According to 247Sports, Lee is rated as the No. 4 cornerback in the entire 2025 class, the No. 1 overall player from California and the No. 22 overall player in the country.

Dijon Lee's Bio, Stats

At 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, Lee is a uniquely lean and lengthy defensive back. Some scouts forecast he might move from corner to safety at the collegiate level. He is renowned for his ability to smother receivers at the line of scrimmage and excels in press coverage. Despite his height, he moves his feet nimbly, changes direction well and does not get beat over the top. He frequently breaks up pass attempts. Lee is a major asset in the running game, known for laying big hits on running backs. His prep coaches regard him as a clever and instinctual player with an uncanny grasp of defensive schemes.

As a sophomore in 2022, Lee made 32 tackles, including 2 tackles for loss, 3 pass breakups and 2 interceptions. He also blocked a punt and helped his team reach the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship game. He ramped up his stats in his junior year, finishing the season with 55 tackles, 13 pass breakups and 2 interceptions.

In high school, Lee also competes in track and field events. He won the league championship in the triple jump and also excels in the long jump, the 110-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash.

Crimson Tide Impact

Lee is the 20th commitment in Alabama's 2025 class. He is the second cornerback to pledge to Alabama, following the commitment of four-star Chuck McDonald, who also hails from California. Lee is the second five-star player in the Tide's 2025 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Linebacker Darrell “Duke” Johnson, was the first.

With the addition of Lee, On3 rates Alabama's 2025 class as the second-best in the nation, behind only Ohio State.

Taking over for legendary Nick Saban, new Tide coach Kalen DeBoer is off to a strong start.


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