Four-star guard commits to Alabama

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Alabama is starting to stack up top-100 prospects in its 2019 class.

Jaylen Forbes, a 6-foot-5 guard from Mississippi, committed to the Crimson Tide on Thursday, he announced.

“To all the coaches that have coached me and all my teammates I’ve ever played with I thank y’all for helping me become a better player/teammate,” Forbes wrote on Twitter. “Lastly, to all the coaches that has recruited me I thank y’all! The process has been a great one!

“With that being said I will be furthering my education and taking my talents to…the University of Alabama!”

Forbes is a four-star prospect that chose coach Avery Johnson’s program over the likes of Kansas State and Murray State. He joins top-75 wing Juwan Gary, who committed to the Tide just last month to give Johnson two top-level recruits more than three months out from National Signing Day.

Johnson has now landed seven four-star recruits – plus five-star guard and lottery pick Collin Sexton – since taking over in Tuscaloosa in 2015, showing the former NBA guard and coach has been a quick learner on the recruiting trail.