Terrance Ferguson, a 5 star recruit who is considered by many recruiting services to be one of the ten best prospects in the nation, has committed to play for Coach Avery Johnson at the University of Alabama!
He made the announcement via this awesome video. He's originally from Tulsa, playing in Texas now, and chose us over KANSAS!
I'm normally not one to get overly excited about recruiting, but I don't think I can overstate the importance of this commitment. We've signed players of this caliber before, but I don't think we've ever gotten one from a geographical location from outside the southeast. The fact that Coach Johnson pulled this off, at the expense of a blue blood program with a geographical advantage, answers some questions and puts the college basketball world on notice that the Tide rising.
Any doubts about Coach Johnson's ability to recruit have been silenced. Other high profile prospects will now see us as a viable option. We won't be limited by our state's and neighboring state's boundaries any longer.
Buck your seat belts and Realize It Can Happen!