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Amid NIL drama, Alabama lands ESPN 300 QB Eli Holstein, former Texas A&M commit

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As the Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher saga continues, Saban struck a blow Tuesday with Eli Holstein's commitment to Alabama.

Holstein, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback out of Zachary High School in Zachary, Louisiana, is No. 59 on the ESPN 300.

Holstein originally committed to Fisher and Texas A&M in June 2021 but decommitted from the Aggies in March.

While Arch Manning remains the top uncommitted quarterback in the 300 (No. 1), Holstein was the third-ranked available signal-caller prior to committing to Alabama.

He becomes the fourth ESPN 300 recruit for the Tide, joining cornerback Jahlil Hurley, safety Elliot Washington and defensive end Yhonzae Pierre.