Alabama Football Team Recruitment: Four-Star TE Caleb Odom Gives Crimson Tide Major Commitment

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Alabama added a commitment from one of the best remaining talents in the country as a four-star tight end Caleb Odom, a rising senior in Carrollton (Georgia), committed to the Crimson Tide. Odom chose Alabama over Florida, Miami, Texas A&M and Ole Miss.

Odom is a great finishing talent outside of the state of Georgia. He is ranked as the No. 66 player in the Top247 rankings and the No. 6 tight end in the class. Prior to his commitment, Odom was the best in his position in the Top247 rankings, a spot now occupied by Pickerington Central (Ohio) Tyvion Galloway.

“I see myself fitting in in Tuscaloosa and the environment there,” Odom said. 247 sports. Then I built a great relationship with the coach [Nick] Saban. They showed me ways to use me and get a coach [Tommy] Reese there. He had some great tight ends at Notre Dame and that was very attractive.”

Listed at 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, Odom projects to be a dynamic, big-bodied tight end on the next level.

“He should be seen as a potential mismatch and one of the best offensive weapons in the class of 2024,” 247Sports director of scouting Andrew Ivins wrote of Odom. “He’ll likely need some seasoning before he’s ready to go, but the skill set suggests he can thrive on a modern spread attack.”

With Odom’s addition, Alabama moved into the top five of the 247 Sports Composite Team Rankings ahead of USC and Penn State. The Crimson Tide boasts the highest average recruiting rating in the nation with only 14 commitments. The second highest class with only 14 commitments is Texas ranked No. 20.

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Odom was selected as a Junior All-American by MaxPreps after catching 63 passes for 1,121 yards and 13 touchdowns while leading Carrollton to the 7A State Championship game against Mill Creek. Future Alabama teammate Caleb Downes led Mill Creek to victory over Carrollton in the state title game.

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