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4-Star Alabama Commit Akial Byers Expected To Sign With JUCO Program

Akial Byers wearing an Alabama jersey.


Akial Byers is expected to sign with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Akial Byers committed to Alabama in July of 2016. The 4-star defensive tackle from Arkansas looked like he would be another in a long line of successful defensive lineman with the Tide. Byers failed to qualify for Alabama academically.

According to BamaOnLine, Byers will not be playing for Alabama come the 2017 season.

According to 247Sports' Composite Rankings, Byers is the No. 17 defensive tackle in the 2017 recruiting class and the No. 2 recruit in the state of Arkansas.

Byers also had offers from Michigan, Florida State, and Ohio State.