A year ago today, Alabama had no commitments for the 2023 class. On Thursday, four-star linebacker Sterling Dixon committed to Alabama, making him the fifth commitment for Alabama's 2024 recruiting class.

Dixon hails from Mobile Christian High School, the same school Alabama linebacker Deontae Lawson attended. According to On3, Dixon is ranked as the fourth best player in the state of Alabama, a top six linebacker, and No. 61 recruit in the class of 2024.

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Dixon's decision ultimately came down to three SEC schools: Alabama, Auburn, and LSU. He was coming off an official visit to the Iron Bowl Saturday, the fourth Alabama game he visited this year.

For a while, it seemed as if Alabama was trailing LSU and Auburn, but Alabama did enough to secure the linebacker's commitment.

Dixon had a remarkable junior season, which is even more impressive because he played his first two high school seasons as a defensive back. He broke two school records this year with 172 tackles and 18 sacks.

Despite going 3-7 in the regular season, Mobile Christian made the 3A playoffs. The Leopards went on a playoff run, winning their first three games, and advanced to the final four. Their season ended with a 35-7 loss to St. James (Montgomery, Al.), finishing with a 6-8 record.

With Dixon's commitment, Alabama jumps into first place in On3's 2024 rankings. He is one of Alabama's three in-state commitments for 2024 class, joining cornerback Jaylen Mbakwe and wide receiver Perry Thompson.

The Crimson Tide also has commitments from five-star quarterback Julian Sayin and tight end Martavious Collins.

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