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Top California OL in 2025 Class Commits to Alabama

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Standout offensive lineman Jackson Lloyd has committed to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide on June 17.

Lloyd currently attends Carmel High School along the Central Coast of California. On June 14, the California OL traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for an official visit. Before that visit, Lloyd considered offers from other schools, including Ohio State, Oregon and USC. But the trip to Alabama sealed the deal for him. He pledged to join the Crimson Tide and shut down his recruitment.

Lloyd and his father praised new Tide coach Kalen DeBoer and offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic, describing them as consummate professionals. Kapilovic is regarded as one of the top OL coaches in the nation.

Versatile, Athletic California OL

Lloyd is a versatile and athletic big man. He is 6-foot-7 and weighs 290 pounds. According to 247Sports, he has a wing span of 84 inches.

He is a multi-sport athlete in high school. He is the starting center for his basketball team and a first baseman who handles the bat well. He has twice been named all-league in basketball.

Lloyd is rated the No. 16 offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports. He is rated as the No. 1 offensive lineman in California and the state's No. 11 player overall.

At Carmel High School, Lloyd primarily plays left tackle. However, he occasionally lines up on the right side and has occasionally played on the defensive line. At the high school level, Lloyd easily overpowers opponents. He moves very well, regularly getting downfield, where he pancakes linebackers and defensive backs.

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Alabama's Recruiting Prowess

Alabama is heating up on the recruiting trail. After landing Lloyd, the Tide's 2025 recruiting class is rated No. 4 in the country, per On3.

Lloyd is one of 12 four-stars in the class. Joining Lloyd in this four-star group are fellow Californians Chuck McDonald and Abduall Sanders. McDonald and Sanders both play at powerhouse Mater Dei High School, which is a pipeline to blue-chip collegiate programs. McDonald is a cornerback, and Sanders is a linebacker.

Thus, as Alabama moves on from the Nick Saban era, the Tide's prolific recruiting rolls on.

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