HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Proved to be one of the nation's best long snappers, a priority for the Crimson Tide, after the departure of three-year starter Carson Tinker ... earned a five-star ranking as a sophomore at the Rubio Long Snapping Camp ... the nation's No. 1 long snapper by 247Sports.com and the No. 1 long snapper nationally in the 247Composite ... ESPN ranked him the No. 3 long snapper in the country ... three-star prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 11 snapper ... three-star prospect by PrepStar and the No. 8 long snapper nationally ... also served as the starting center for head coach Tony Mills at Liberty High School in Bakersfield, Calif. ... chose Alabama over UCLA, Washington State and Utah.