Dillon Lee called the head coaches of his four finalists before announcing his commitment to Alabama on Monday evening.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound linebacker picked Alabama over Florida State, while UGA and USC tied for third. He called the head coaches of the respective schools (and was unable to reach USC’s Lane Kiffin).
Nick Saban’s reaction? “He was excited.” Did he have anything witty or funny to say? “No, not really. But he was really excited. I don’t think he’s the type to jump up and down.”
How did UGA’s Mark Richt take the news? “I said ‘Coach, I’m committing today and I’m not coming to the University of Georgia.’ Then I told him Alabama. Coach Richt said ‘That’s great. Coach Saban has a great program there. Best of luck.’”
Lee made numerous