Kobe Prentice, a 4-star receiver from Calera, Alabama announced his commitment to the Alabama Crimson Tide Tuesday afternoon, he announced via his Twitter.

Prentice was offered a scholarship from Nick Saban's recruiting staff after running a 4.38s 40-yard dash at a camp in late June. At the time, Prentice was committed to the University of Maryland but quickly de-committed from the Terrapins program once he was offered by the Tide. Now that his commitment is official, it's no surprise the in-state product chose Alabama within a month's time.

After announcing his de-commitment from Maryland, Prentice told Hank South of Bama Online, “I’ve been wanting to play for Alabama all my life. It’s everything,” he said. “I grew up an Alabama fan, I live in Alabama, everyone close to me is an Alabama fan.”

According to his 247Sports profile, Prentice caught 47 passes in 2020 for 711 yards and nine touchdowns. He also ran track, finishing sixth in the 100-meter AHSAA Class 6A State Track and Field Championships.

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The Calera product stands 5'10"-171lbs.

Prentice is the first receiver to commit to Alabama for the 2022 recruiting class and the 13th overall player. 247 Sports ranks him as the 48th wide receiver in the nation and 11th player in the state of Alabama.

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