Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023

Three-star security Dre Kirkpatrick Jr. has dedicated to Alabama, setting the stage to play on the identical Bryant-Denny Stadium subject as his father did over a decade in the past.

Kirkpatrick’s dedication to the Crimson Tide, first reported by On3 reporter Hayes Fawcett, provides Alabama its eighteenth recruit within the class of 2024. Kirkpatrick is a 6-foot security listed at 192 kilos, and whereas he’s a mid-tier three-star rank on 247Sports, he’s listed as the most effective defensive again within the Gadsden space, based on USA TODAY Community’s Gadsden Instances. He had 69 tackles, three interceptions and 16 cross breakups final season, based on the outlet.

“It was simply enterprise determination, to construct my legacy, to construct my dad’s legacy. It was only a exhausting selection however needed to make it occur,” Kirkpatrick mentioned to the Gadsden Instances.

BREAKING: Class of 2024 Security Dre Kirkpatrick Jr. tells me he has Dedicated to Alabama!

The 6’0 190 S from Gadsden, AL selected the Crimson Tide over Missouri, Auburn, & others

Is the son of former Alabama DB & 2012 NFL Draft 1st rounder Dre Kirkpatrick

— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) August 18, 2023

Whereas it’s enjoyable that Kirkpatrick shall be attending the identical college as his father, the web shortly began doing math. If the junior is nearing highschool commencement, and the elder was drafted to the NFL in 2012 and is approaching his thirty fourth birthday, how younger did Kirkpatrick Sr. have his son? Kirkpatrick Jr. should have been at Alabama years in the past, watching his father play.

Now, the elder can do the identical along with his youthful son. After enjoying at his father’s highschool alma mater of Gadsden Metropolis (Ala.) Excessive Faculty, Kirpatrick Jr. is ready to proceed the household legacy of donning the Crimson Tide.

Gadsden Metropolis, which went 7-6 final season, kicks its season off on Friday.


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