Alabama football teaser

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TUSCALOOSA — Another Barker is coming to Alabama.

Braxton Barker, the son of 1992 national championship winning Crimson Tide quarterback Jay Barker, committed to Alabama on Monday as a preferred walk-on quarterback.

Listed at 6-foot and 180 pounds, Braxton Barker prepped at Spain Park High School, where he led his team to the Class 7A playoffs, losing in the first round to Hewitt-Trussville — his father’s alma mater.

Braxton Barker tweeted in December the Crimson Tide had offered him a spot as a preferred walk-on.

Since he’s a walk-on, Braxton Barker will not count toward Alabama’s 2018 recruiting class, which still has eight spots to fill by National Signing Day on Wednesday.

Tide coach Nick Saban said during the early signing period in December the team would try to sign a scholarship quarterback “if we can get somebody that we feel can be a positive in the organization,” adding he would ideally like four scholarship quarterbacks on its roster.

Both four-star Brevin White — a Princeton commitment — and three-star Brock Purdy eliminated the Tide from their recruitment last week. Purdy told SEC Country he will choose between Iowa State and Texas A&M.

Montgomery’s James Foster — a four-star dual threat quarterback — has an offer from Alabama, too. He visited Florida State last weekend and has also been courted by LSU and Texas A&M.

Contact Anniston Star Sports Writer Chandler Rome at Twitter: @Chandler_Rome. Check for Rome’s Alabama practice reports and live streaming of Nick Saban news conferences.