Mac Jones flips commitment, headed to Alabama

06/07/2016 08:53 PM

Four-star QB Mac Jones has decommitted from the University of Kentucky. The Florida native took to his twitter account tonight to announce his decision to play for Nick Saban and the University of Alabama. He tweeted, “I would like to thank the University of Kentucky for recruiting me, however, an opportunity of a lifetime has presented itself to my family and me. I am happy to say that I will continue my football and academic career at the University of Alabama. I am 100% committed, Roll Tide!”

Alabama offered Jones a scholarship in April and many experts believed that was a sign he would not be playing for the Wildcats. Jones ranks 165th overall in the latest Rivals class of 2017 rankings. He was expected to compete in the Elite 11 finals in July, however he did not make the final 12-man cut this past weekend. UK now has 10 commits in the class of 2017.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton Abernathy is the producer for KSTV. A recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, Clayton covered UK sports throughout his four year college career for various radio and television stations, including an internship with KSTV last summer. He is passionate about UK sports, and loves to apply that passion to his work every day. He loves to eat, run, explore nature, jam with his buddies, and play basketball and golf on the weekends. You can follow Clayton on Twitter @Abernathy_cn2.


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