Dallas Warmack, a 2015 3-star offensive guard from Atlanta, Ga., and the younger brother of Alabama All-American Chance Warmack, has decided to commit to the Crimson Tide.
The younger Warmack will certainly have some big shoes to fill, following his brother, who was an All-American and national champion at Alabama before being taken No. 10 in the 2013 NFL draft by Tennessee. But by committing to the Crimson Tide, he proved to the recruiting world that he is willing to embrace the high standards at Alabama.
Greg Ostendorf of ESPN.com reported on the commitment:
“I visited Alabama today and met with Coach [Mario] Cristobal,” Warmack said. “He showed me the schemes they run and how it would fit with me. I was already in love with Alabama. I just had to check out Coach Cristobal, and I fell in love with everything he was doing there.
"I already knew about Coach Saban, the team. I saw the new facilities for the first time, and I loved it. They have a room just for the offensive line. It was a huge room and had all the All-Americans that went there. I fell in love with it.”
Ostendof does report that Warmack didn't chose Alabama because of the connection with his older brother, but he did say this, per the report: “I’ve always loved Alabama,” Dallas said. “I’ve been going there since I was 10, so I guess it made a big difference.”
Even though he didn't make his decision because of his older brother, one has to imagine that Chance playing at Alabama certainly helped the Crimson Tide out with Dallas.
Warmack is only a 3-star recruit, but according to the 247Sports composite rankings, so was his brother in 2009. That 3-star commitment sure worked out well for Alabama.
Dallas is 6'2'', 290 pounds and is the No. 19 offensive guard in the 2015 class, per the 247Sports composite. Keep in mind that he's just a rising junior, so he'll still have time to grow and put on mass. For comparison's sake, his older brother came into Alabama at 6'3'', 320 pounds.
He'll also have time to improve, get more experience and work on his game, so that 3-star ranking could end up improving by the time national signing day rolls around.
Even if it doesn't, though, his older brother certainly proved that in some cases, rankings don't matter.
Note: Star rankings courtesy of the 247Sports Composite, unless otherwise noted.