This post is going up late so I'm sure most of you know by now that Jared Butler - a top 100 guard in the class of 2018 - committed to Alabama earlier tonight. This is another recruiting win for the staff. They identified Butler early before his stock rose over the last year. Cultivating that relationship early along with Avery's NBA experience (something that has been mentioned by every recruit that has committed to Alabama during Avery's tenure) ultimately helped Alabama secure Butler's commitment.
We will have to see how the roster shakes out at the conclusion of this season, but it's likely that Butler will be able to earn minutes immediately as a freshman. That no doubt also played a role in his decision to commit.
We're just over three weeks from the start of the season. Roll Tide! Buckle Up!