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4-star OT Kendall Randolph, 3-star CB Kyriq McDonald commit to Alabama

Alabama landed two commitments simultaneously on Sunday.

Both recruits, four-star offensive tackle Kendall Randolph and three-star cornerback Kyriq McDonald, made their announcement in a video produced by AL.com.

Various tweets and retweets on both players' Twitter accounts (Randolph: @KendallRandolp1; McDonald: @No_fly29) left little doubt about the decisions expressed in the video.

Randolph, the brother of former Alabama basketball star Levi Randolph, was long considered a Crimson Tide lean. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Madison, Alabama native is a top-25 offensive tackle nationally and the No. 9 prospect in Alabama.

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McDonald, who is 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, also is a Madison native though he doesn’t play for the same high school as Randolph. He is ranked as a top-55 cornerback and a top-30 prospect in Alabama.

With their announcement Sunday, Alabama now has 20 commitments in its 2017 class, which 247Sports ranks second nationally (first in the SEC). Randolph is Alabama’s fourth offensive tackle (though one, three-star Hunter Brannon, will likely move inside) and McDonald is the second cornerback.

Randolph and McDonald’s video is at least the third of its kind among other recent SEC commitments. Four-star wide receiver Hezekiah Jones, who committed to Texas A&M, and four-star cornerback Kary Vincent Jr., who committed to LSU, are the others.

Later Sunday, three-star tight end Kedrick James became Alabama's 21st commitment for 2017.

(You can follow Kevin Connell on Twitter @_KevinConnell)

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