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Country's No. 1 DE Recruit Announces His Commitment

A panorama view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during an Alabama football game.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Stop the presses: Alabama football has landed a five-star defensive lineman. Chris Braswell, the No. 1 defensive end in the class of 2020 and a five-star prospect, just committed to play for Nick Saban.

Braswell stars for St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. He is the second-ranked Maryland player in the class.

247Sports ranks him No. 19 overall among 2020 recruits.

Chris Braswell announced his Alabama football commitment today.

He made the pledge via Twitter:

Braswell was in Tuscaloosa over the weekend to take in the Iron Bowl. After his commitment, he discussed the decision with 247Sports:

"I have a good relationship with the coach and I feel like I fit will into the system and the history of the school," Braswell told BamaOnLine as to why he decided on the Tide.

With the commitment, Alabama's 2020 class jumps up to No. 1 in the country, joining the top-ranked 2019 recruiting class.

The 2018 recruiting cycle was the first in some time that Alabama failed to finish with the top overall class. With the two classes that Nick Saban has right now, don't expect that to become a trend.