Alabama Closing on Impressive Florida TE Prospect
Amari Niblack is a 3-star tight end/wide receiver from Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida who earned a scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide Tuesday morning. Niblack is the 24th-ranked tight end nationally in the 2022 class by the 247Sports Composite, but the 6'4", 230lb receiving threat caught the eyes of everyone in attendance for his workout in Tuscaloosa.
"It was awesome," Niblack told BamaInsider senior recruiting analyst Andrew Bone. "I had a fun time talking to Coach Saban and Coach Wiggins. I also enjoyed the time I spent with the recruiting personnel staff."
According to Bone, this is the second time Niblack has visited Tuscaloosa, making a trip during his freshman year as well for a seven-on-seven event.
Prior to Tuesday's camp, Niblack had named his top five schools as Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Maryland and Pittsburgh. However, after receiving his scholarship offer, Niblack announced via Twitter that he will announce his commitment June 24, this Thursday.
According to Bone, Niblack will be choosing between Alabama, Indiana and Maryland.
As you can see, Niblack has changed his Twitter avatar to a photo of him in the Alabama uniform possessing the turnover belt. As it stands now, 247Sports southeast recruiting analyst Andrew Ivins placed a moderately confident crystal ball projection that Niblack will indeed commit to the Crimson Tide Thursday.
Niblack measures nearly identical to starting Alabama tight end Jahleel Billingsly, and though he doesn't possess the same athleticism out of the box, his impressive frame and strong ball skills make him a versatile threat against any defense.