Alabama's streak of elite quarterback commits continues with the official early signing of 2022 5-star pro-style gunslinger Ty Simpson out of Westview High School in Martin, TN. The No. 3 nationally-ranked QB recruit and son of UT Martin head coach Jason Simpson signed his national letter of intent in a ceremony at WHS on Wednesday afternoon.

Simpson was initially the fourth to jump onto the Crimson Tide's class of 2022 by committing in February of 2021 over Clemson, Old Miss, and Tennessee and is set to be the third 5-star recruit to sign. According to 247Sports, Simpson is the No. 2 player in the state of Tennessee, and recruiting credit for the signing goes to Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien.

The senior recently won the Gatorade Player of the Year for Tennessee after leading Westview to the school's first state title and ended his season with 52 total touchdowns and over 3,600 yards from scrimmage in his final 15 games. Within the same week, Simpson was also honored in Nissan Stadium at a Tennessee Titans game as the Division I Class 2A 2021 Tennessee Mr. Football.

He's currently the No. 2 ranked prospect for Alabama's recruiting class overall after the addition of 5-star Thompson edge rusher Jeremiah Alexander. The Tide's third 5-star signee, Geneva County running back Emmanuel Henderson, paints a picture of an elite offensive combo in the future with Simpson as Alabama continues to try to field a high-powered offense.

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As it stands, Alabama currently has the No. 2 ranked recruiting class, both in the conference and nationally, only behind Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs. Barring transfers, Simpson will be the sixth in a deep Alabama QB room with recent Heisman winner Bryce Young at the helm.

In an interview with Tide 100.9's own Ryan Fowler on the Tuesday edition of his daily show The Game, Simpson confirmed that he will be an early enrollee at The Capstone, making him eligible for Alabama's coming bowl practices.

To listen to Fowler's full interview with Alabama's 5-star commit, click below:

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