Top punter prospect Skyler DeLong said Thursday that he decommitted from Tennessee and instead committed to play at Alabama, according to Hank South of 247Sports.
Per 247Sports, DeLong is a 3-star player who is the No. 1 punter recruit in the nation, and he ranks No. 1,579 overall in the class of 2018.
DeLong initially committed to play for the Volunteers on June 1 and said the following about his decision at the time, according to Ryan Callahan of 247Sports:
"They offered me and I was really interested. I've been up there a couple times, and I just decided that's where I want to be. I just felt like the time was right, didn't want to wait anymore. It's one of my top schools, and there's not a school that's better out there, so I was just ready."
In spurning Tennessee for Alabama, DeLong is now set to join a school that will need him immediately as a freshman.
JK Scott is one of the best punters in the nation, but he will be a senior this season.
With Scott out of the picture beginning in 2018, DeLong will have an opportunity to seize the starting punter role at college football's premier program.