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A Georgia linebacker is the second pledge the Crimson Tide will get in the next two days.

A Georgia linebacker is the second pledge the Crimson Tide will get in the next two days.

Jaedon Harmon

On Sunday, linebacker Jaedon Harmon became the second athlete in as many days to declare his commitment to the Alabama Crimson Tide, giving the team another victory on the recruiting path.

Four-star linebacker Harmon from Rome High School in Rome, Georgia, announced his decision to enroll in the Crimson Tide’s 2025 class on Sunday, according to On3 Sports. At 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, he is ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 25 linebacker in the class and the No. 25 overall player in the state of Georgia.

He becomes the fifth linebacker to join the Alabama class and his commitment brings the Crimson Tide up to 10 total in the current cycle. His addition bumped the Crimson Tide up one spot to the No. 7 overall class, but Alabama is still in third in the SEC, trailing LSU and Oklahoma.

Harmon passed on Tennessee, Clemson, and Ohio State in favor of Alabama. The new staff sent a scholarship offer to him last month, and he accepted it this past weekend while in Tuscaloosa for the Crimson Tide’s A-Day.

He recorded 80 tackles, five sacks, and an interception as a junior at Rome High School, which helped his team win Georgia’s Class 5A football championship 11-2.


For Chris Youngblood, a native of Tuscaloosa, choosing Alabama is a “no brainer.”

Bama247 spoke with the USF transfer guard to get his perspective on choosing to play for the Crimson Tide in his hometown on his choice to play for the Crimson Tide of his hometown

Chris Youngblood, a sharpshooter from the University of South Florida, committed to play basketball for Alabama on Saturday afternoon, expanding the team’s 2024–25 roster once again. Less than twenty-four hours after his weekend visit on campus, the native of Tuscaloosa chose the Crimson Tide.

On March 31, the 6-foot-4 transfer, who still has two years of eligibility left, went through the transfer portal. Youngblood represented East Coweta (Ga.) in high school basketball. At Kennesaw State, where he spent his first three seasons playing for Amir Abdur-Rahim, he scored over 1,000 points and assisted in leading the Owls to an NCAA Tournament participation in the 2022–2023 campaign.

Youngblood moved to USF for the 2023–24 season after Abdur-Rahim, where this season, he averaged 15.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists, earning a spot on the All-AAC First Team. Most remarkably, he is a lifetime 40+ percent three-point shooter and finished with a 41.6% three-point shooting percentage.

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