PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - It was the moment many fans across the state of Alabama waited for, the commitment of arguably the top prospect in the area, Markail Benton.
The four-star linebacker from Central High made his announcement Friday afternoon in front of teammates and family. It wasn't too flashy of an announcement, but he did bring his two-year-old brother on stage in an Alabama uniform to make it official.
When asked on stage why he chose Alabama, Benton simply said, "You can't get better coaching than Alabama and coach Nick Saban."
Benton will enter his senior season at Central, and says now that the recruiting process is out of the way, he can focus on winning a championship with the Red Devils.
He also said he plans to stick with his commitment to the Tide.