Bama Flips 2021 Prospect Away From SEC Rival
Kadarius Calloway flips his college football commitment from the Mississippi State Bulldogs to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Calloway is a three-star prospect out of Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia, Mississippi. The 247Sports Composite ranks him as the number 24 athlete in the nation and the sixth overall prospect in the state of Mississippi. He becomes the 11th commitment in the 2021 recruiting cycle for the Crimson Tide and his commitment moves Alabama up to the 11th overall recruiting class, according to 247Sports.
Alabama defensive line coach Freddie Roach is credited as Calloway's primary recruiter. He told Hank South of 247Sports that Roach and the Crimson Tide have been in contact with him everyday since offering him a scholarship in April. Calloway admits that Roach, Alabama and secondary recruiter Charles Kelly have been in touch with him more than new Mississippi State coach, Mike Leach.
The 6-foot-1, 195 pound athlete plays both defensive back and wide receiver in high school and will likely project as a safety at the collegiate level.
As a junior he reeled in 42 receptions for 974 yards and 12 touchdowns while also rushing for 112 yards, he also recorded 50 tackles, 11 interceptions, seven pass breakups and recovered two fumbles.
The impact player has four scholarship offers from Alabama, Mississippi State, Louisville and Southern Miss according to 247Sports. His commitment to the Crimson Tide will likely lead to many more schools offering him a scholarship in an attempt to lure him away from the Capstone.
His commitment is the third addition to the class in the last two weeks as Alabama's recruiting momentum has picked up steam lately. Prior to the pandemic the Crimson Tide was credited with a class ranked in the 50s, with several high profile prospects still out there to decide, Alabama could once again push for a top-five class in the 2021 cycle.