Five-star cornerback Marlon Humphrey stays in-state, commits to Alabama

Dr. Saturday

Alabama strengthened its top-rated recruiting class even more on Wednesday, securing the commitment of five-star cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Humphrey, Rivals’ No. 9 ranked player in the Class of 2014, announced his decision to play for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide on Twitter.

The standout from Hoover (Ala.) High will be following in his father’s footsteps in Tuscaloosa. Bobby Humphrey was an All-American running back at Alabama in 1986 and 1987 before a five-year NFL career with the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins.

According to Rivals, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Humphrey is the top-ranked player in Alabama and the second-ranked defensive back in the nation. He also considered Florida State, Mississippi State and UCLA, among others.

As a senior at Hoover, Humphrey helped lead his team to a class 6A state championship.

Humphrey’s commitment gives the Crimson Tide 25 verbal commitments for the 2014 class and five five-stars. With a week remaining before national signing day, the Crimson Tide appear to be a lock to have the top-ranked class in the nation for the fourth consecutive year.

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