College Football Recruiting: 5-Star Safety Landon Collins Commits to Alabama

Julian NikolovskiContributor IIIJanuary 5, 2012

The most anticipated commitment announcement at the Under Armour All-American Game today was without a doubt the decision of 5-Star Safety Prospect Landon Collins.

The 6’0”, 210 lbs prospect is ranked as the seventh best prospect in the nation according to ESPN, and was subject to a huge amount of interest from schools across the nation.

Collins led Dutchtown High School to an 11-1 record this season, and his unique combination of size, pace and awareness have made him one of the most highly touted high school players in the nation.

Ultimately, his decision boiled down to four schools: Alabama, LSU, Texas and Tennessee, and each school was waiting with baited breath for his announcement this evening.

Seated with his family by his side, he quickly eliminated Texas and Tennessee from the discussion, and was left with a decision between the two teams who’ll compete for the National Championship.

The Louisiana native then proceeded to announce that he would be playing for Alabama next season, citing that it was the place in which he felt most comfortable.

The decision sat unfavorably with his mother and the rest of his family, which leaves many wondering whether or not there could be a change of heart for Collins when Signing Day comes around on the first of February.

Regardless, Alabama fans will undoubtedly be overjoyed at the prospect of seeing Collins playing in Crimson Red next season.

It will serve to be a sweet moral victory for Alabama fans heading into the clash with LSU in the coming days.