Four star Texas receiver Tyrell Shavers commits to Tide's 2017 class (via Crimson Magazine)

By Stan J. Griffin: June 14, 2016

Nick Saban's University of Alabama football team is hardly lacking in talented receivers heading into the 2016 season.
Calvin Ridley, ArDarius Stewart, O.J. Howard, Robert Foster and Cam Sims are just a few of the pass-catching weapons at the disposal of whoever earns the Crimson Tide starting quarterback position.
And now the Tide has secured another deep threat for the near future as well.
On Monday, the Crimson Tide received the commitment of heralded receiver Tyrell Shavers.

The 6-foot-6, 202-pound Lewisville, Texas native announced on his Twitter account that he will continue his academic pursuits and football career at the Capstone.
Shavers recently took an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa, saying he enjoyed the visit to the UA campus.
Shavers, a four-star prospect who caught 36 passes for 800 yards and 13 touchdowns, had offers from a host of elite programs, but ultimately chose the Crimson Tide over schools such as Auburn, Michigan, Texas and Florida State.
According to 247Sports, he is ranked as the No. 23 wide receiver in the country, as well as being the No. 25 recruit in the Lone Star State.
He is the 14th commit to the Tide's furiously-growing Class of 2017.

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Stan J Griffin

I am a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where I currently reside and work. I am doing regular sports and feature writing for the Tuscaloosa-based Druid City Living and also am the Alabama beat writer for Crimson Magazine. I am a 1993 graduate of the University of Alabama, where I wrote for The Crimson White. I have an extensive background in newspaper journalism, having served as a sports editor and reporter for the Delta Democrat Times, St. Clair News-Aegis, Andalusia Star-News and the St. Clair County News.

I also have my own sports blog site, The Sports Connection, which I partner on with a friend of mine, and we began this site in November of 2012. I write blog on a variety of sports subject, and have also had guest contributors write their own blogs for the site. I have interviewed prominent sports figures for the site, including Paul Finebaum of the new SEC Network.


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