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Alabama lands a top 10 signing class

[Editor's note: This story was written by and originally appeared on the website of the University of Alabama.]

The University of Alabama announced that five student-athletes have signed letters of intent to play football with the Crimson Tide Wednesday, joining 15 players who committed during the December early signing period.

The five players signing today come from five states – Alabama (TE Michael Parker), Florida (DB Patrick Surtain Jr.), Louisiana (DB Eddie Smith), South Carolina (LB Jaylen Moody) and Texas (WR Jaylen Waddle).

As of 2 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Alabama's 2018 signing class was ranked No. 6 by ESPN and No. 9 nationally by 247Sports.

As listed by position, the Crimson Tide added to its roster two defensive backs, one linebacker, one tight end and one wide receiver today.

Today's signees include LB Jaylen Moody (Conway, S.C./Conway), TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, Ala./Westminster Christian Academy), DB Eddie Smith (Slidell, La./Salmen), DB Patrick Surtain Jr. (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) and WR Jaylen Waddle (Bellaire, Texas/Episcopal).

Including the five players signed today, Alabama's 20-player 2018 signing class features:

Two five-star prospects (by at least one of the following: 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN): Eyabi Anoma, Patrick Surtain, Jr.

Fifteen four-star prospects: Jalyn Armour-Davis, Christian Barmore, Slade Bolden, Tommy Brown, Jordan Davis, Emil Ekiyor Jr., Jerome Ford, Josh Jobe, Cameron Latu, Michael Parker, Jarez Parks, Saivion Smith, Jaylen Waddle, Xavier Williams, Stephon Wynn Jr.

Seven players selected to participate in the Under Armour All-American Game: Eyabi Anoma, Tommy Brown, Jordan Davis, Emil Ekiyor Jr., Saivion Smith (2016), Xavier Williams, Stephon Wynn Jr.

Five players selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Game: Jayln Armour-Davis, Josh Jobe, Jarez Parks (2017), Patrick Surtain Jr., Jaylen Waddle

Twelve players in the ESPN300: Eyabi Anoma, Jalyn Armour-Davis, Christian Barmore, Tommy Brown, Jordan Davis, Emil Ekiyor Jr., Josh Jobe, Cameron Latu, Patrick Surtain Jr., Jaylen Waddle, Xavier Williams, Stephon Wynn Jr.

Four players in the Rivals100: Eyabi Anoma, Jordan Davis, Patrick Surtain Jr., Jaylen Waddle

Thirteen players in the Rivals250: Eyabi Anoma, Jalyn Armour-Davis, Christian Barmore, Tommy Brown, Jordan Davis, Emil Ekiyor Jr., Josh Jobe, Cameron Latu, Jarez Parks (2017), Patrick Surtain Jr., Xavier Williams, Stephon Wynn Jr., Jaylen Waddle

Thirteen players in the 247Sports Top247: Eyabi Anoma, Jayln Armour-Davis, Christian Barmore, Tommy Brown, Jordan Davis, Emil Ekiyor Jr., Jerome Ford, Josh Jobe, Cameron Latu, Jarez Parks (2017), Patrick Surtain Jr., Stephon Wynn Jr., Jaylen Waddle

One five-star punting prospect: Skyler DeLong (Chris Sailer)

One Gatorade State Player of the Year: Slade Bolden

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