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4-Star Dual-Threat QB Jalen Hurts Announces Commitment To Alabama

Nick Saban strikes again. Friday night, Alabama landed another top commitment for its vaunted class of 2016 - this time from four-star dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts. Hurts made his decision during the Elite 11 semifinals, releasing a statement praising Coach Saban's "plan" for his players. He made it a point to note that he chose Alabama for its academics as well as its athletics.

">@JalenHurts) from Channelview (Texas) has committed to the University of Alabama! #RollTidepic.twitter.com/KAsWR7T5ei

— Elite11 (@Elite11)

#Elite11 QB Jalen Hurts (@JalenHurts) from Channelview (Texas) has committed to the University of Alabama! #RollTidepic.twitter.com/KAsWR7T5ei

— Elite11 (@Elite11) June 6, 2015

">June 6, 2015

Hurts, who, according to Rivals, stands at 6-foot-2, 196 pounds, chose Alabama over a number of other prominent programs, including Florida, Texas A&M, Missisippi State and West Virginia.