Saturday, March 28, 2009

Recruits speak out on the change of HC at Alabama

Some are pleased, some are in limbo.

Shooting guard recruit Charvez Davis said he was pleased to see Grant hired. He committed to Alabama earlier this year from Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Niceville, Fla.

"I feel better," he said. "I didn't know what to expect. I've watched Coach Grant in the NCAA Tournament and he's a good coach."

Davis said Gottfried's departing didn't affect his decision. He added he believes he's a good fit at Alabama because of his scoring ability.

"I signed mainly because of the school," Davis said. "Now that they got a good coach in there, I feel much better. I think it's a good situation for me."

Read the rest here.


Anonymous said...

It's my understanding we have one scholarship left.
Who do we go after?

bobbyjack said...

I don't follow recruiting, but I have to assume we target a SG.

Anonymous said...

The #1 recruit in America according to some services: 6'10" Demarcus Cousins from Leflore AL. The 5-Star Center committed to UAB, but changed to Memphis. Did not sign in early period.

4-Star PG Eric Bledsoe at Parker H.S. is considering Duke, Memphis and other top schools. Bama was at one time on his list.

If we're going to lock down the state, we need to go after guys like this.

finebammer said...

when we dispense with all the pc commentary, maybe we can start recruiting and keeping the top talent instate.

we are the state school. no one should come in here and beat us out of someone we want.

that hasn't been the case for some time.

MSmilie said...

From the Mobile Press Register:

New Alabama basketball coach Anthony Grant is set to meet this afternoon with touted point guard Eric Bledsoe of Parker High School in Birmingham, Bledsoe's high school coach told today.

Bledsoe was being recruited by the Crimson Tide's previous coaching staff. He attended Alabama's Crimson & White scrimmage in late October and even sat courtside next to Mark Gottfried for much of the game.

The Parker star opted to wait and not sign anywhere in November, a good move as his stock went up while leading his prep team to the state finals. He currently holds offers from such powerhouse programs as Duke, Florida and Kentucky.

Asked about his initial recruiting plans Sunday, Grant didn't rule out adding prospects when the second signing period begins April 15. He has until May 20 to add recruits.

"Certainly we will recruit," Grant said. "We will do our best job to put the best guys on the floor that we can. I can't exactly go into details about who we are targeting but certainly I feel like there are some guys out there that can make tremendous impact on this university and we will do everything that we can to make that happen."