Blake Barnett, who recently decommitted from Notre Dame, pledged to play at Alabama on Wednesday.
One of the best quarterbacks in the Class of 2015, Barnett had been considered an Oregon lean after visiting the Ducks earlier this month. But after spending three days at Alabama last week, he decided to play for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide instead.
The 6-5, 200-pound dual-threat from Santiago High School (Corona, CA) fills the void of fellow quarterback Ricky Town, who decommitted from the Tide in January.
Barnett threw for more than 2,300 yards and 22 touchdowns while also rushing for nearly 700 yards and another 13 scores during his junior season. He is a really good athlete with nice size, a strong arm and exceptional leadership skills. He just needs to continue to develop mechanically in the pocket. And although he runs a no-huddle spread offense in high school, Barnett has been working with a quarterbacks coach this offseason so he can better fit a pro-style scheme in college.
Alabama now has 19 pledges for its 2015 class, which is once again primed to be the best in the nation.
Dave Miller, the college football editor and writer for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.