- Tom Luginbill, ESPN Staff Writer
Laurence Jones, the nation's No. 22 player in the ESPN 300 and No. 2 safety, strengthened Alabama's No. 1-ranked recruiting class by committing to the Crimson Tide over LSU on Monday.
How does Jones fit with Nick Saban's squad, and what does it mean to its recruiting class? Let's break it down.
What he brings: Range, instincts and physicality that will allow for him to play off and in coverage, as well as close to the line of scrimmage in a hybrid safety/OLB role. He possesses college-ready size and would be expected to contribute as a freshman, especially on early run-down situations and in the kicking game.
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