Terrence Ferguson made up his mind on Sunday afternoon. When he did, the Peach County High School All-American shared his college decision on his Instagram account first.
The decision spelled out a laser-script Crimson “A” and an edit which noted the Alabama state line and the traditional “Sweet Home Alabama” slogan.
The 6-foot-4, 310-pound 4-star prospect had decided to play for the Crimson Tide.
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Ferguson had been a priority target for Georgia in the 2021 cycle. He had been to Athens many many times. In the end, he is deciding to join an Alabama program that has picked up three elite offensive line prospects over the last few days.
The Crimson Tide added the Brockermeyer twins earlier this week. Those two brothers were Texas legacies but also chose to play for Nick Saban.
Alabama now pairs those two up, along with elite OT prospect JC Latham of IMG Academy, with a peach of an OL from Georgia.
Ferguson ranks as the nation’s No. 2 OG prospect and the No. 47 overall recruit for 2021 on the 247Sports Composite ratings.
Ferguson now becomes the 15th commitment of the 2021 class from the Crimson Tide. With the addition of Ferguson, it keeps Alabama’s ranking on the 247Sports Team Composite rating scale sits at No. 2 nationally.
He is the fifth highest-rated recruit for the Alabama class up to this point. Saban and his staff have claimed the commitments so far from a few targets that Georgia was after in the 2021 cycle. Ferguson and South Florida pass rusher Dallas Turner also both strongly considered UGA during several stretches of their recruitment.
Ferguson even had maintained a video from one of early Georgia recruiting visits as his pinned tweet for some time. He also sported a UGA graphic edit atop his Twitter page on the day he committed to Alabama.
Check out the Crimson Tide O-line class so far up to this point:
- Tommy Brockermeyer/5-star OL/Nation’s No. 1 OT/No. 5 overall prospect nationally
- JC Latham/5-star OL/Nation’s No. 5 OT/No. 17 overall prospect nationally
- Terrence Ferguson/4-star OL/Nation’s No. 2 OG/No. 42 overall prospect nationally
- James Brockermeyer/4-star OL/Nation’s No. 1 C/ No. 188 overall prospect nationally
Georgia is also putting together a strong O-line class for the 2021 cycle. Check out the work so far for offensive line coach Matt Luke in 2021.
- Micah Morris/4-star OL/Nation’s No. 9 OT/No. 57 overall prospect nationally
- Dylan Fairchild/4-star OL/Nation’s No. 9 OG/No. 133 overall prospect nationally
Ferguson’s decision now super-sizes the upcoming August 15 decision for Bleckley County 5-star OT Amarius Mims. Mims has long favored both Alabama and Georgia for his eventual college choice. While Georgia did sign four All-Americans among its seven-prospect offensive line class in 2020, the Bulldogs will still look to continue to add a prototype future left tackle in Mims and at least one other versatile guard-tackle hybrid type in this cycle.
Noah Josey, a 4-star OL from the state of Tennessee, is another name to pay attention to across the offensive line for the 2021 class in Athens.