The kings of college football are back at it again. The Alabama Crimson Tide, fresh off yet another NCAA title, are putting together a strong 2022 recruiting class (is anyone really surprised, though?). Tight end Elijah Brown is the latest signee, and he should have fans in Tuscaloosa excited for the future.
Brown has been the focal point for the offense at Wayne High School in Dayton, Ohio. The four-star recruit already stands a massive 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, and he’s going to get plenty of opportunities to start on the best team in the nation when he lands on campus.
Elijah Brown Commits to Alabama
Elijah Brown may be an Ohio kid, but the Ohio State Buckeyes never offered the 12th-ranked tight end in the 2022 class. Maybe they knew they had no shot out-recruiting Nick Saban.
In addition to the Tide, Brown received scholarship offers from FBS programs across the country, including Akron, Arizona State, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Toledo, USC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Brown unofficially visited Tuscaloosa in June 2021. He met new offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien and tight ends coach Svoboda and spoke highly of Nick Saban.
“It was awesome. I’ve talked to him so much. We’ve already built a pretty good relationship,” Brown told 247Sports of his relationship with Saban. “It was great to finally meet him in person. We had a really good talk.”
Playing for head coach Nick Saban is the opportunity of a lifetime for a college player. There’s always the chance that the tight end flips, but it doesn’t appear likely in this case.
Elijah Brown Highlights
According to the 247Sports Composite, Brown is the 12th-best tight end prospect in the country and the 11th-best prospect in the state of Ohio for his class. He’s sizable enough to be a consistent red-zone threat and bring in touchdowns at will.
Alabama football, of course, has a direct pipeline to the NFL, so it’s clear that Elijah Brown has the potential to do great things at the college football level. Teams like Florida, LSU and Georgia will all be vying for SEC supremacy this season, but the Crimson Tide are still the odds-on favorites to make noise in the College Football Playoff. When Brown does arrive on campus, he may be joining a program that has won back-to-back titles.