Class of 2019 quarterback Paul Tyson committed to Alabama on Thursday.
Tyson — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Trussville, Ala. — is the great-grandson of legendary coach Bear Bryant and was one of UK’s biggest quarterback targets early in the 2019 cycle. He’s the No. 7 pro-style QB in the class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
UK hosted Tyson for a few recruiting visits — including one in late February — but Alabama has been seen as a heavy favorite since extending a scholarship offer in December.
Kentucky remains in the mix for several quarterbacks in the 2019 class, including Florida native Nik Scalzo, who picked up a UK offer a few weeks ago.