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Hometown: Fort Lauderdale,
FL (American Heritage HS)
#5 Overall, #1 DB, #2 FL
#8 Overall, #1 DB, #2 FL
#11 Overall, #1 CB, #3 FL
5-star 2018 defensive back Patrick Surtain Jr. picked Alabama over his finalists Clemson and LSU on Wednesday during a school ceremony televised live on ESPNU.
LSU and Alabama were regarded as the favorites down the stretch, but Clemson was able to draw a visit in January.
The American Heritage (Fla.) product is the son of former NFL All-Pro and also American Heritage coach Patrick Surtain.
Surtain is listed at 6-foot-1 and 199 pounds and is rated as the No. 1 cornerback in the nation and the No. 6 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings.