|Markail Benton. Image via al.com.|
Friday has been a big day for Alabama's 2017 recruiting class. Phenix City, Alabama high school rising senior outside linebacker Markail Benton committed to the Crimson Tide in a ceremony held Friday morning at Central High School.
247Sports grades Benton as a composite four-star outside linebacker. The recruiting site ranks Benton at no. 6 among OLB prospects for 2017, at no. 3 among 2017 prospects from the state of Alabama, and at no. 86 among 2017 prospects nationally.
Benton attends Central High School in Phenix City, Al. He stands 6'1.5, and weighs 237 lbs.
In addition to Benton, Alabama also received the commitment of Brandon Ruiz, the nation's top 2017 kicking prospect on Friday. Alabama's 2017 recruiting class now stands with 13 prospects.