5-Star Quarterback Ty Simpson Tells OutKick Why He Chose Alabama

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Five-star quarterback Ty Simpson out of Westview High School in Martin, Tennessee chose Alabama over Clemson (yes, there was a Tennessee hat also on the table) Friday and becomes the fifth five-star quarterback commit during Nick Saban’s stint as the greatest college coach of all-time at Alabama.

“I put down what my priorities are as a player and I felt like I could achieve all those at Alabama,” Simpson, who’ll join the Tide in 2022, told OutKick Friday after making his decision. 

Watch OutKick chat with Simpson after his announcement:

Saban continues to chip away with his 2022 class. It went from being ranked 22nd nationally before the Simpson commitment all the way to 15th and figures to be yet another top class by the time the greatest of all-time gets done.

247 has Simpson, whose father, Jason, is the head football coach at UT-Martin, as the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2022. If things stay as they are now, Bill O’Brien will be Simpson’s offensive coordinator after he took over for Steve Sarkisian.

From the sound of things, Simpson’s little brother didn’t take the news very well.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. I’m so old I remember when kids simply committed. Now it’s my top 20 then my top 15 and so on all culminating with a kid sitting at a table in front of a TV crew so he could put on a hat.

    Man I’m old. Now get off my lawn.

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