WATCH: Newest Alabama commit explains why he chose the Crimson Tide

LAGRANGE, Ga. —  King Mwikuta, the nation’s No. 5 outside linebacker in the 2019 class from Troup County High School committed to Alabama over Georgia, Miami and Florida State during a school ceremony Friday morning. Mwikuta told SEC Country in October that he wanted to make his decision on his birthday. He felt he was ready to make his decision back then and he followed through with it.

Alabama had been his leader for several months now — dating back to the summer — the Crimson Tide never relinquished their lead. There was some cause for concern this past Sunday when Mwikuta released his final 3 schools of Georgia, Florida State and Miami. That turned out to be a stunt to gain some attention because most people believed he would ultimately choose Alabama.

Mwikuta becomes the Tide’s fourth commitment in the 2019 class and first on the defensive side of the ball as he joins 5-star running back Trey Sanders and 4-star offensive linemen Pierce Quick and Deyavie Hammond.

Check out the video below to see why Mwikuta chose the Tide.

The post WATCH: Newest Alabama commit explains why he chose the Crimson Tide appeared first on SEC Country.

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