Elite 2024 interior offensive lineman Casey Poe of Linedale (TX) High announced his commitment to Alabama Wednesday evening.
The 6-foot-5, 290 pounder chose the Crimson Tide over Texas Tech, Clemson, LSU, and Georgia.
Poe on why he chose Alabama
“It was hard to choose out of the great schools I had. So many amazing programs and wonderful fanbases. In the end though, I had to break it down to the little things. Who I was going to be playing, who I was going to be getting coached by, the type of people around me that will be pushing me every day, and the atmosphere where I will spend the next bit of my life developing. And there was no greater place for that than Bama.”
Relationship with coaching staff + their plan for him
“I am closest with my position coach, coach Wolford. We’ve been building our relationship for months, and I feel very close to him. He thinks I am the best, and that me playing at Alabama early is a real possibility as long as I keep progressing as I have been.”
What it means to join Bama’s program
“It means I get the best shot possible at doing what I’ve always dreamed of. Winning the most prodigious trophy in college sports, and playing at the highest level against the best of the best. And I believe Alabama is the best way to achieve both of those goals.”
Poe ranks as the No. 68 player in the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also tabs in as the No. 1 interior offensive lineman and the No. 13 player in the state of Texas.
On3 ranks him higher than the industry, as he ranks as the No. 38 player nationally, the No. 1 interior offensive lineman, and the No. 9 player in Texas.
The Lone Star State offensive lineman joins coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide’s top 5 class in the 2024 team rankings. He is accompanied by five-star quarterback Julian Sayin, five-star athlete Jaylen Mbakwe, and others.
He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $108K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.