Nick Saban to Atlanta RB: You can’t sign with Alabama until 2013

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One of Georgia’s top running backs said that was told by Alabama’s Nick Saban this weekend that he will have to wait until next year to sign with the Crimson Tide.

Justin Taylor of North Atlanta High School has been committed to Alabama for nearly a year, last February becoming the No. 7 pledge for this year’s class. The 5-foot-11, 208-pounder missed his senior season with a knee injury.

A couple of weeks ago, Taylor and his high school coach, former NFL RB Stanley Pritchett, both said they were informed by Alabama assistant Chris Rumph that it was likely that Taylor would not be able to sign with the Crimson Tide this February.

Alabama’s 2012 recruiting class is currently ranked as No. 1 in the nation by Alabama has 27 commitments and is in the running for a few more elite prospects. The Crimson Tide is also accused of being one of the most frequent offenders in the practice of “over-signing” – which is when a college signs more players than they have scholarships available. (Click to go to website)

Alabama Nick Saban still has seven Georgia players that will sign on Feb. 1 after telling Justin Taylor to wait until next year (AP photo)

Alabama's Nick Saban still has seven Georgia players that will sign on Feb. 1 after telling Justin Taylor to wait until next year (AP photo)

Back to Taylor: He took his official visit to Alabama this weekend and had the chance to sit down for a face-to-face meeting with Saban:

  • How did Nick Saban explain it to you? “Coach Saban said he wished he would’ve been able to tell me this in August instead of now.  He said the only reason he can’t sign me is because he can’t sign 26 people. They can only sign 25 people. He said he was going to sign me with the next class. But he also said he would sign a piece of paper to show that they are keeping their word – they are going to sign it and they want me to sign it to make sure I know I still have my scholarship.”
  • When did Alabama first tell you that you couldn’t sign with them this February? “Coach Rumph actually told me about two weeks ago. Well, he called my coach, who told me, and then I called Coach Rumph. This weekend was the first time that they really broke it down like that. This was the first time I heard it from Coach Saban.”
  • What do you think happened? “Coach Saban just said I’m the 26th commitment. I would be the 26th signee. I guess he went and picked up somebody else. He said I make 26 and they only get 25. They talked about bringing me in next January.” [Note: Alabama has 27 commitments]
  • What was your reaction? “I’m cool with it, as long as I get to Alabama and play. And, as long as I have more time to recover and get solid.”
  • What will do you do this fall? “He said I’m going to stay in Georgia. They are going to find me a job. I’m going to work. I’m going to physical therapy at least seven days per week. I guess I will work, go to physical therapy and get strong … I will come in with the class of 2013. I’ll get there with the early group so I can do winter workouts and spring football.”
  • What about this piece of paper that you said Saban would sign? “Coach Saban is going to sign his name on a sheet of paper saying that I still have my scholarship. It was just for me. It’s to say they really still want me.”
    RB Justin Taylor has been committed to Alabama for nearly a year (Photo courtesy of

    RB Justin Taylor has been committed to Alabama for nearly a year (Photo courtesy of

  • What is the status of your knee injury from August? “I’m good right now. I’ve already had the surgery and everything. I’m running right now. They want me to be 100-percent healthy. They said it takes at least a year [to recover]. They said yeah, some can bounce back in 5-6 months. But the only people who bounce back in 5-6  months are the ones in college because there are on campus and they have that physician to be there seven days per week. I don’t have that. I only work out two days per week with my physical therapist.”
  • Do you think you could play this fall? “I feel like I could play this fall.”
  • With Saban saying you cannot sign with Alabama this year, will that make you look at other colleges? “I’m going to go ahead and stick with Alabama. I mean, I’m committed to them. They committed to me. They want me. I know they want me because that’s what they are telling me. If they didn’t want me, they wouldn’t let me keep my scholarship, They could’ve taken it when I first got hurt. If any other college wanted me, they would’ve hit me up. I haven’t really heard from anybody since the injury.”
  • What other schools were recruiting you the hardest? “Tennessee came through and I only talked to them one time. They gave me a number and the number didn’t even work. There was South Carolina and Georgia. They both stopped talking to me because I was committed to Alabama.”


– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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Dawg MD

January 16th, 2012
1:47 am

Any Georgia High school coach that sends a player to these bunch of frauds and liars ought to fired. What a disgrace to do this TWO WEEKS before signing day to a kid. No class whatsoever. Nick Saban gains the world, but loses his soul.

5150 UOAD

January 16th, 2012
1:48 am

Why would a kid wait on BAMA if other teams would take him and red shirt him? What is it about BAMA that Richt and UGa don’t have to make kids want to do the same?

ATL coach

January 16th, 2012
2:01 am

APS schools should ban those two liars from recruiting their kids. Shame on you Alabama, especially Coach Rumph. You’ll never be allowed in my school again.


January 16th, 2012
2:02 am

I reported this a few months ago. Alabama and LSU oversigns players and then picks the ones they want the most. This also happened a few years ago with Spurrier in South Carolina.
Its quite evident that this young man dont mind being a pawn to Alabamas dilemma. Shoulda went to Georgia where CMR doesnt oversign players and is upfront and honest about the situation.
Next year Saban will tell him the samething……………..oops we forgot to add you to the roster and you’ll have to wait til next year to come to Alabama.
Then he waits another year to only find out that Saban is leaving Alabama to pursue another Head Coaching job.
Who the heck is giving advice to this kid? Maury Povich?
Does he not get it? They dont want him at Alabama this year or next. Thats 2 mistakes he’s made already. There needs to be a rule against over signing as well as being penalized.
You dont seem to care that youve screwed with this young mans future. Heck Alabama may not need a RB next year and they may not even invite him to revisit the school.


January 16th, 2012
2:03 am

Good Luck you man. Whatever your decision is…. you stick by it.

5150 UOAD

January 16th, 2012
2:04 am

This kid can’t be too damn Bright. Get in a College NOW and start your education and rehab………….”They are going to find me a job. I’m going to work. I’m going to physical therapy at least seven days per week……………People with an education, work experience, and Life skills can’t get jobs, but this kid is going to get a JOB and REHAB? I smell the something funny and it ain’t the Katrina Refugees in Atlanta either.

Richt is sad

January 16th, 2012
2:06 am

5150- He just doesn’t want to play for a team that values preseason national championships over winning seasons. Can’t blame him.

Outside Observer

January 16th, 2012
2:12 am

“They committed to me…” Apparently I have a different meaning of the word commitment than Mr. Taylor. Especially considering Mr. Taylor was commit #7, not #26. I expect a similar story next year, regardless of what some sheet of paper says. There are going to be at least 25 players next year who Saban wants on his team. For the numbers to work, some players will be left out.


January 16th, 2012
2:26 am

That weasel Nick Satan WAITED until TWO WEEKS before NSD knowing that most other TOP SCHOOLS(BCS level) have already filled their OVs up and cannot go over their limit of OVs.

So what he did was intentionally put this Recruit over a barrel, either you go with my GREYSHIRT “WORK-AROUND” to keep the NCAA & SEC off my back or you drop down to a LOWER LEVEL College (Non-AQ or D1-AA) if you want to sign this yr.

HS Recruits with injuries get signed by BCS Colleges all the time, but Slick-Nicky has found a way to get around every over-signing rule that they can throw at him.

He’s running the Crimson Tide PLUS the Crimson Tide FARM TEAM while the rest of CFB has to get by on 85 schollies.

A recruit commits in AUGUST 2011, but Satan springs this on him in JANUARY 2012, 3 weeks before NSD!

No wonder he’s won 48 games in 4 yrs., and no wonder the SEC-w is so successful since they are the main offenders of the over-signing rules.

If HS head coaches weren’t so EGOTISTICAL here in Ga. they’d get together and form an unofficial BAN on Nick Satan and other SECw Schools from Recruiting here in Ga.

The HC Coaches here in Ga. will never do that because even if a school over-signs, the HS HC can brag that he got xyz player a schollie to an SECw school and it HELPS THE HS HC WITH HIS RECRUITING (which is illegal on the HS level BTW).

How does the Sports Media/Sports Journalism Industry let Satan get away with this sort of stuff.

This is an issue that cannot be handled at the Conference level, the NCAA has to step in and do something.

I really feel bad for the young man blindsided by Satan’s chicanery.


January 16th, 2012
2:40 am

“this was the first time that they broke it down like that” which means they brought up the possibility of this when he committed and it was cemented when he was injured, this isnt breaking news, Ive known for months that this was the most likely scenario, if its fine with him then that should be good enough


January 16th, 2012
2:45 am

Does this really surprise anyone?

Kinda sad that this kid is so under the influence of the Saban Kool-ade that he seems to be the only one who didn’t see this coming. And to add insult to injury – the kid actually believes that he will play for Bama next year! This kid is either godawful dumb, seriously naive, or under the spell of Saban.

Not trying to be all self-righteous, but guys like Richt (or Spurrier, or Chizik, or even slimeball Petrino) never do these kind of things. You never hear of it except for Saban and Miles. There is a reason why those teams are so damn deep at every position!

Recruiters Gone Wild

January 16th, 2012
2:49 am

Come on Michael, you know there is much much more to the story than you are reporting. This has been done since prior to the “dead period” and the kid is no where near ready for contact after his surgery and he has been told this by his surgeon.

Rocky Top '06

January 16th, 2012
2:50 am

There are plenty of SEC and ACC schools that would take Justin Taylor ASAP. Somebody needs to sit this young man down, tell him to quit believing the lies of Nick Saban and his flunky assistant, and sign somewhere else on National SIGNING Day. We could use you at Tennessee.

Old time dawg

January 16th, 2012
2:51 am

Hey “Recruiters Gone Wild” you don’t know what you’re talking about. After a kid commits, colleges with honesty and integrity HONOR the scholarship, even if there’s an injury. Thank gosh we have a righteous coach at Georgia in Mark Richt who can be trusted by young people. His word is gold. Xzavier Ward showed up last summer with a bum knee and Richt honored his schollie. He did the same thing with Caleb King years ago. Need more examples? Quit making excuses for liars.


January 16th, 2012
2:55 am

I’m more surprised at how dumb the recruit is. how can you be fine with something like this? The man took your commitment and spat on it! You weren’t commitment 26 you were 7! Do the math! He played you and now you cant play for anyone. sickening. Both at saban and the recruit

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January 16th, 2012
3:02 am

haha this is getting ridiculous.. how do the parents/coaches of these recruits let them commit to the Sabans/Spurs/Dooleys of the world? I just hope people are taking notice


January 16th, 2012
3:11 am

5150, You are right and everyone need to stop feeling sorry for this kid. UA is not committed to him if they were, then they would have honored his scholarship. The high school he attended need to fire his math teachers because being the #7 commitment is not #26. There is 110 plusD1 schools out there and the kid is choosing not to sign with any of them. Do not fell sorry for him! UA is getting him a job because they feel bad for not signing him this year and next year also. The kid will be out of football for two years by the time he play again and he got hurt and had surgery the last time he played. UA will not want this kid they are going to take the next up and coming high school stud that has no injuries. Stop blaming Saban, he is only doing what the system allows him to do. Saban cannot pay for this kids physical therapy and he want. I hope they get him a job because he may need it when Saban do not honor his scholly next year. Also, if Saban is going to sign a piece of paper saying he will honor this kids scholly next year, he may want to get a lawyer, so it will stan up in court. This kid has been had.

Dawg fan

January 16th, 2012
3:31 am

The real problem here is the recruits HS coach letting this happen and still letting Saban recruit at his HS. How is this kid any different than Caleb King? UGA honored his scholarship after he had a major injury.


January 16th, 2012
3:52 am

the ncaa gets after a kid for selling his jersey but this scum bag gets away with treating high school kids like this ?? he is not the 26th commit if he commited in february of last year !! mark richt and any other coach with class would never do this to a kid…. I hope this becomes a national story and exposes bama and saban for what they really are

It's OK

January 16th, 2012
4:14 am

What will this kid be able to accomplish by waiting another year without playing football? I am sure he wants to eventually get to the NFL and he probably feels he can best do that at AL. However, not playing for two years will diminish his prospects of getting to the pros dramatically. It is indeed sad that this young man committed at this time last year and nineteen players came in after him but he is told he cannot come to school for a year.
Any agreement signed by Saban to accept him in the class for 2013 will get him in school and most likely he will be on the scout team and quite possibly never see the field. At least he could be getting an education.
His saying he will re-hab seven days a week won’t last long. He will tire of that and possibly tire of working out without gratification or seeing progress made through playing. Too bad.
Integrity is such an important value to have in life. Alabama fans can relish a national championship and a good football team, but I would guess if you could get inside their head, the educated ones would disapprove of this type situation. It most definitely reflects on the university.


January 16th, 2012
4:20 am

When he said, “…they are going to find me a job”, does he mean Alabama? Is that allowed?


January 16th, 2012
4:22 am

And there it is , right out of Saban’s mouth. He has 27 commitment’s and Taylor is #26. He has already been told that he can’t sign until 2013 because there is no scholarship available . That mean’s at least one more commitment will be getting the same bad news. Also , if anymore of the recruit’s that haven’t made up their mind decide to go to Alabama , more of the current class will get the bad new’s.
If I was #25 right now I would have to sweat it out through signing day and just hope none of the 4 and 5 star recruit’s decide on Feb. 1 to go to Alabama . Even though I may have committed a long time ago ,someone else could take my scholarship by committing on Feb.1ST. That sure does give me a lot of time to find another school. I agree that Saban is a great coach but I could not be around someone that cold of a human being and with that little amount of integrity.
The amazing thing is so many recruit’s leave thinking Saban did nothing wrong and that it is okay. I can’t wait to see how many more Alabama recruit’s get the old Saban sh###.


January 16th, 2012
4:28 am

If Mark Richt treated recruit’s like that I would never again send one dime or spend one dime to support Georgia Football until the practice was stopped or CMR left. It is hard to believe that Alabama Alumni are okay with that practice every year.


January 16th, 2012
4:29 am

Not that the ncaa cares since Bama can do what it wants (see clothing gate), but they have already violated the rules by offering to get him a job when he hasn’t signed a loi yet. If they actually get him the job, it is an even bigger violation.


January 16th, 2012
5:00 am

First, if he is rehabbing AT LEAST 7 days a week, think how much faster he could get out there if he rehabbed the rest of the week.

But as to the comment by 7576DAWG being surprised that the UA Alumni are okay with this, I surprised you are surprised. They don’t care, Saban now has 2 MNC. That’s all that matters. Integrity means nothing when compared to winning a football game. There are MANY UGA “fans” who post here that would be happy to have the same crap and more go on at UGA if they got championships. Do you think LSU wanted the Honey mammal to get suspended a game for his dope smoking? PULEEEEZ. LSU will have a QB next year who was kicked off another schools team because of sexual assault. They are just fine with that. The LSU QB stayed in trouble THIS year. Here any LSU fans yelling that the program was out of control? Of course you didn’t. Yet our “fans” seem to think our kids who don’t know their middle name or ride scooters down an alley the wrong way or don’t pay a speeding ticket because they can’t afford it need to have their heads chopped off and the coaches need to be fired. Yet they would of course sing a different tune all together if there were a couple crystal footballs in the Butts-Mehre building. Winning is all that matters to most. Doesn’t matter how.


January 16th, 2012
5:22 am

Further proof the NCAA should be dismantled. It cannot be fixed. I never want to hear another word about how good a coach Saban is. He plays the system and stockpiles players knowing he will have to break it off in the unlucky ones. If he continues to be allowed by the NCAA to do this the SEC Championship will become meaningless.


January 16th, 2012
5:32 am

Tennessee gave him a numer that didnt even work! ROFL! No wonder Tennessee is so good these days! ROFL!!!!! Great to be a VOLS fan! ROFL!!!!!!


January 16th, 2012
5:34 am

With that signed piece of paper and $5 he can go down to his local Starbucks and get a cup of coffee. What good is that paper gonna do when Saban tells him next year they don’t want him?


January 16th, 2012
5:35 am

HE committed to Bama, was their 7th recruit committed but now oh, you was number 7 but now your # 27 and we cant sign you. He was 7th, that makes him 7th not 26th. Since they have 27 recruits, he is 28th, along with whoever else they tell to take a hike! How much do you want to bet that come 2013 they tell this kid they dont have room for him again?! Saban will probably retire or move back to the NFL or something, so he dont care….


January 16th, 2012
5:35 am


I was wondering the same thing. I am not sure it would not constitute a monetary gain for the athlete if that is the case, but I don’t know for certain. I would think the young man is not exactly the brightest bulb on the street making that statement to a publication. Now if it is illegal, somebody or perhaps both parties will be left retracting their statements and promises and the kid will still be out of a job and scholarship right now. This recruiting business sure gets shady at times. This reflects on the whole SEC, no matter what school did it.


January 16th, 2012
5:37 am

And they are going to find him a job huh? Hmmm…..


January 16th, 2012
5:43 am

Say M. Carvell,

Could you tell me, whether or not the job help thing is being offered by the Alabama staff as in helping him get or job, or is it somebody else like his family or high school coach getting him a job. It sounds like he was referring to Alabama, but it is not clear.
If Alabama helps him get a job, is that illegal under NCAA rules, since he is no longer under scholarship, even though Saban will supposedly give him a letter saying he has a contract in 2013? Something smells a little fishy in Denmark, so to speak.


January 16th, 2012
5:43 am

No wonder Bama is so strong. They got it working from ALL angles. I would like to call on ALL Bama recruits to BOYCOTT Bama and go elsewhere. They are committed to you as much as they are committed to this young man and all the others they let go come August every year!. They oversign, get you to come in early as possible and give you a “tryout” until August and then keep who they want and tell the rest, “sorry, we dont have ROOMm too bad hope you can get on some place else….THAT IS COMMITTMENT TO BAMA! Show them it can work BOTH WAYS and do NOT HONOR YOUR COMMITTMENT TO THEM SCUMBAGS!


January 16th, 2012
5:44 am

Bama will be on probation this time next year and deservedly so


January 16th, 2012
5:49 am

Butt Hurt,

It isn’t us being hurt you jerk, it is that kid that now only has a promise it would appear of maybe next year. He is the one, who will be on the outside looking in. UGA and it would appear every other school, that was interested gave up when he committed to Alabama. Too bad Alabama didn’t commit to him. If you can’t see how this pans out for this kid, you really don’t understand much of anything about human nature. Now this kid is hung out to dry and he may or may not get that letter and a chance to play college football at all.
This kids blind loyalty may cost him a chance at playing college ball.


January 16th, 2012
5:55 am

Truth: For all my faults with Coach Richt, he would have never done this young man like this. He was their 7th commitment in this years class but somehow he became #26. He became #26 the moment he hurt himself and TJ Yeldon switched his commitment. Saban , Smart, or whoever they have recruiting RB’S or the state of Georgia had more than enough time to tell this man2 months ago.

Reality: From one perspective, I can’t fault Saban. He is promising to sign a contract stating Taylor can still come to Alabama. I believe he simply wanted to wait until the end of the season to be sure he wanted crush the Taylor and he knew it would. Alabama has more elite players committing them every year than they can bring in. This is just like the Bear Bryant days, but you have scholly limits now. For example, if you need 1 RB, then you recruit 4 or 5, hoping to get at least 1 elite player. But what happens when 4 of them commit before signing day? Alabama and USC (the real one) has this unique problem. Now contrast this with CMR’s approach of never oversigning, which can work. But for two years straight, UGA took an “all eggs in basket” approach. It worked but it leaves you little depth. South Carolina and Miami, on the other hand, have no business over signing anybody.

Jacket Man

January 16th, 2012
5:56 am

What happens if Nick Saban is in the same position NEXT season; coming into the top class in the country and this young man looks like he might be the odd man out yet again. Will he honor his “agreement” from this year if he already has commitments from higher ranked running backs, or will he try to put him off yet another season?

Can you be sure Nick Saban is a man of his word? Well, why don’t you ask his former players at Michigan State, who he swore to he wasn’t leaving for LSU; or his former players at LSU, who he swore to he wasn’t leaving for the Miami Dolphins. Then of course, there are also the Miami Dolphins, who he swore to he wasn’t considering going to Alabama…

A man is only as good as his word. There’s an old saying; “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me”.


January 16th, 2012
6:00 am

Mr. Taylor,

Pick up the phone and call Georgia or Georgia Tech. You were going to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for college, so you weren’t exactly leaving home for the Land of Oz. Alabama basically cut you because they know it will take a year to a year and a half before your knee fully heals. One thing you know is true: Georgia and GT will take care of their own, always have, always will. They have plenty of space in this year’s class for you.


January 16th, 2012
6:08 am

And whoever said this kid isn’t too bright, isn’t bright themselves (5150). He is 18 years old trying to play in a grown man’s game yet he has never played this con game before. Just like you when you were 18 or were you all wise like Ghandi from birth? If Saban screws him, it will be his first lesson in a long life of being screwed around and lied to even though you both signed a contract. IMHO, unless he is the second coming of Trent Richardson or Ingram, started a career in rehab means he might never see the field at Alabama.


January 16th, 2012
6:18 am

7576DAWG Bama fanbase lets this go on because they only care about winning and downing Auburn. They spend more time worrying about AU than they’re own team. The ones I talk to think oversigning is just business to get the best players. If it were there son they might think different. After surprise switch of TJ Yelding from AU to UA that probably bumped Taylor. Of course Gelding is a whole different can of worms that stinks. I hope Taylor realizes what’s happening and finds another school so he can get started on his college carrier.


January 16th, 2012
6:20 am

Slydog: here is the question….maybe he is 18…maybe he is being manipulated…the question is, where are his parents in his decision? If Saban did that to my kid, the next person Saban would be talking to along with the AD and President at UA would be my attorney.

prison mike

January 16th, 2012
6:23 am

Sorry but this dude is so brain washed it isn’t even funny. What kind of job will get you the benefits of one years free education “among other things” at Bama.

This kid is from Atlanta. Number one rule in life is nothing is guaranteed but death and taxes. What happens if/when SATAN leaves. I’ve got much harsher things to type but I will try to respect the blog.


January 16th, 2012
6:23 am

This kid is being screwed, but who cares about integrity as long as you’re winning – the American way. It won’t be long before Saban has moved on to another place and this guy will be trying to walk on at Ga. State. I hate to see a young man get bad advice, but your parents or guardians should do just a little research on Saban’s track record with over signing and honoring scholarships – it isn’t pretty.

Top Dawg

January 16th, 2012
6:24 am

“They are going to find me a job.” Did he really say that? Is that not front page news? :-)


January 16th, 2012
6:34 am

If Satan & Bama don’t want injured HS Recruits then Satan & Bama could have told this Recruit as soon as the M.D.’s evaluation was available, back in AUGUST or Sept.

That is the REALLY CRAPPY PART about this entire thing, Satan & Bama WAITED until most or all of the OVs to OTHER SEC & ACC Schools were filled up or the other schools had moved on to recruiting other players at that position; by waiting until JANUARY to tell this Recruit that he can’t sign Feb. 2012 with Bama they have also prevented him from playing AGAINST Bama by making it very hard to sign with another SEC School.

If the rehab doesn’t go well then Bama/Satan will cut him loose if it does go well then he’ll be allowed a 1-yr. tryout, either way Satan/Bama have ensured that he won’t ever play AGAINST therm for another SEC team.

I am also TICKED at his IDIOT HS Coach Pritchett, He played at USCe and in the NFL, he should know better than to allow Satan/Bama to run this kind of SCAM on one of his players, unless of course the HS coach is “in on the scam”, things like this help HS Coaches move up to the College level when College coaches “return the favor” when an opening comes available on their staff.

There’s a lot of dirt associated with this story.

Spurrier tried something similar last yr.,but that HS HC got the kid in to Louisville and kept looking to get his Recruit placed with someone else, Pritchett is an embarrassment to the Atlanta Public Schools for letting Satan & Bama pull this CRAP with no repercussions.

The APS City-Wide Athl. Director and the APS Superintendent should FIRE Pritchett for gross negligence!

I don’t see how anyone that likes CFB could not hate Bama!


January 16th, 2012
6:38 am

And that, folks is the breakdown of how you sell your soul to the devil. Nick Saban may win a bunch of football games, but he is a rotten piece of sh*t as a man.


January 16th, 2012
6:44 am

Tennessee gave him a number that was out of service. Can things get any worse for the Vol’s. The kid tried to call them and the number didn’t work. You can’t make this stuff up!


January 16th, 2012
6:45 am

How did Nick Saban explain it to you? “Coach Saban said he wished he would’ve been able to tell me this in August instead of now. He said the only reason he can’t sign me is because he can’t sign 26 people. They can only sign 25 people. He said he was going to sign me with the next class. But he also said he would sign a piece of paper to show that they are keeping their word – they are going to sign it and they want me to sign it to make sure I know I still have my scholarship.”

Nick Satan can make $5 mil per year, but he can’t count to friggin’ TWENTY-FIVE!

This would have never happened if Satan was a MAN OF HIS WORD, he went out and secured other commits and got the 5* RB from Auburn to flip to Bama, KNOWING ALL ALONG that he would put this injured Recruit on the back burner, and he did it in way (waiting until January) to make sure the Recruit would have hard time getting on with another SEC or ACC School.

If Satan knows that they can only sign 25, and this recruit is #7 “in line” then Satan should know to stop ACCEPTING COMMITS, it is that simple but the HS HC that played in the SEC and the Recruit himself cannot figure this out for themselves.

Something stinks about this entire situation.


January 16th, 2012
6:51 am

Georgia did the same thing with Xzavier Ward last year.