Alabama football lands four-star Anniston athlete Antonio Kite

Jerell Rushin
The Tuscaloosa News
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The summer keeps getting busier for Alabama football.

The Crimson Tide landed a commitment from Antonio Kite, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound athlete projected to play cornerback. The Anniston High prospect announced his commitment Sunday afternoon on social media.

Kite chose Alabama over Tennessee, Florida State, UCF and South Carolina and is Alabama’s ninth known commit in the class of 2022 and third since June. He was one of the top uncommitted recruits in Alabama and is Alabama’s first defensive back in the class of 2022.

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Kite also has an offer from Alabama in basketball.  He was named the Class 4A player of the year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

Alabama moves to No. 13 in the recruiting rankings by adding Kite, the No. 23-ranked athlete in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite. Wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins is listed as Kite's’s primary recruiter on 247Sports.

The Crimson Tide landed 6-4, 220-pound Florida athlete Amari Niblack on June 24 and Louisiana running back Le’Veon Moss on June 6 out of LSU’s backyard.

In-state Thompson senior defensive end Jeremiah Alexander, the No. 15-ranked player in the nation, will announce his decision July 8. Alexander, the top-ranked prospect in Alabama, decommitted from the Crimson Tide in 2020 and is also considering Clemson.

Alabama was in the running for the No. 14-ranked wide receiver in the country (and no. 113 overall), according to the composite rankings, Jordan Hudson, but he chose SMU over Alabama at the same time that Kite committed to the Tide. 

The first weeks of in-person recruiting since the pandemic began have proved fruitful for Alabama.

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