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New Alabama commit Richard Young, the nation's No. 1 running back, hasn't taken long to fully embrace his status as part of the Crimson Tide family.

After all, he just committed a few days ago

While it may take the five-star talent a little bit of time to make an impact on the field - he still has a senior season at Lehigh Senior High School (Florida) - he is trying to make a major splash on the recruiting trail.

On Monday evening, Young tweeted that he intends to flip Notre Dame commit and five-star prospect Keon Keeley, the nation's No. 7 overall prospect and No. 1 edge-rusher.

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Keeley is coming off an unofficial visit to Alabama, and there's growing belief that the Crimson Tide are well-positioned to fulfill Young's prediction.

Both Young and Keeley (Berkeley Prep) hail from the state of Florida, and the connection may be growing by the day. 

Notre Dame's recruiting class is ranked No. 1 in the country with 20 pledges, while Alabama's sits at No. 2, having jumped several spots in the past week with the additions of Young, five-star safety Caleb Downs and four-star defensive lineman Hunter Osborne.