Alabama head men’s golf coach Jay Seawell announced the signing of Joshua Sedeno to a national letter of intent. Sedeno, a native of Roseville, Calif., will become just the second golfer from the state of California to play for the Crimson Tide, joining John Thornes (Rialto, Calif.) who played one season (1987).

“I am real excited about Josh joining our Alabama golf family,” Seawell said. “He was a late recruit because of things that have happened during his recruitment. I was real excited that we had a chance to recruit him. He’s a great player and has an incredible desire and work ethic beyond his age. He will be a great fit and will really help us compete for championships.”

Sedeno, who will enroll at Alabama in January, 2016 and be eligible to compete for the Tide men’s golf team right away, hasn't played enough qualifying events to be ranked by Golfweek, but he is considered to be one of the top recruits in the Class of 2016. Named the 2015 Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) Junior Player of the Year, Sedeno is a two-time qualifier of the United States Junior Amateur in 2014 and 2015. He also finished runner-up in the 2015 California Amateur Championship.

Sedeno won several tournaments during his prep career, including becoming the youngest winner of the prestigious Memorial Amateur tournament in 2015 at the age of 17, finishing the event with a 5-under par 205. He also claimed the 2014 Junior Tour of Northern California Fall Championship Series with a 2-under par 142.

Sedeno said a big reason why he chose to continue his education and playing career at the Capstone was because of the program’s winning tradition.

“The golf tradition created by coach Seawell is something that drew me to The University of Alabama,” Sedeno said. “I think the entire athletics department just has that mindset of winning. It’s a winning program and it’s good to be in that type of environment.”