Top prospect Tommy Brockermeyer and his twin brother, James, committed to Alabama on Friday, giving the Crimson Tide a pair of coveted offensive linemen in the Class of 2021.
Tommy is a five-star recruit, ranked as the nation’s No. 1 tackle and No. 5 overall player by the 247Sports composite. James, a four-star prospect, is the No. 1 center.
The twins play at All Saints Episcopal in Fort Worth, Texas. Their father, Blake Brockermeyer, was an All-American offensive lineman at Texas and a first-round pick by the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Draft. He played in 136 games over nine seasons in the NFL.
The addition of the Brockermeyers gives Alabama the nation’s sixth-ranked recruiting class, as ranked by 247Sports.
Both brothers had narrowed their lists to Texas, Clemson, LSU, Auburn and Alabama, and the Longhorns were seen as having the inside track because of family legacy. In addition to their father, grandfather Kay played at Texas (1959), and older brother Luke is a redshirt sophomore linebacker for the Longhorns.
“Alabama is just a program that I felt I couldn’t ignore,” Tommy told ESPN. “Their history and tradition of developing NFL tackles and winning tradition is unlike any other school. I also wanted to challenge myself to play against the best competition in college football.”
“The winning tradition there is second-to-none along with an unreal strength and conditioning program,” James told ESPN. “Everything Coach (Nick) Saban has done there is second-to-none, and they are an offensive line factory.”
Tommy is listed as 6-foot-6, 283 pounds. James is 6-3 and 273 pounds.