Five-Star Safety Signs with the Crimson Tide
Five-star class of 2023 safety Caleb Downs has signed with the Crimson Tide.
The Ga., native ranks No. 6 nationally, No. 1 in safeties, and No. 1 in the state of Ga., according to 247Sports Composite.
Last season, the senior recorded 83 tackles, ten pass breakups, five interceptions, two pick sixes, one tackle for loss, and one fumble recovery.
"The type of prospect that checks off all the right boxes. Always looks to be one step ahead of others. Athletic enough to get across the field and erase a touchdown, but also physical enough to come down hill and meet a running back in the A or B gap. Smooth and in control while in reverse as he keeps eyes in the backfield. Quick to trigger. Plants his cleats and drives towards the football better than most his age. Takes the right angles while in pursuit and has a few tricks to shed blocks once he meets traffic," said southeast recruiting analyst for 247Sports Andrew Ivins.
His skill set is very similar to former Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick as the two both are quick defenders and have the ability to tackle across the field.
Downs committed to Alabama in July of 2022 after having an unofficial and official visit to the Capstone.
Downs is one of 24 commits to the Crimson Tide and aided Alabama in receiving the top-ranked recruiting class for next year.