The Atlanta running back who was told by Nick Saban a couple of weeks ago that he couldn’t sign with Alabama after being committed to the Crimson Tide for nearly a year has three options for Wednesday.
North Atlanta High School’s Justin Taylor will either remain committed to Alabama but have to wait to sign until next year, or sign with SEC rivals Ole Miss or Kentucky at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mays High School.
“He’s going to sleep on it, and see how he feels about everything in the morning,” said North Atlanta coach Stanley Pritchett, who is also Taylor’s legal guardian.
The 5-foot-10, 208-pound Taylor made both an unofficial visit to Ole Miss and unofficial visit to Kentucky within the last week. He has been given letters-of-intent by both schools to sign on Wednesday and enroll next summer.
A few weeks ago, Taylor was stunned to learn from Nick Saban that he couldn’t sign with Alabama this year. Saban claimed it was because of Taylor’s knee injury, asking him to enroll next January. However, many others speculate that it was controversial “roster management” by Saban.
Taylor remained committed to Alabama on late Tuesday night.
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