Auburn to Alabama on Sunday came as a huge surprise. Several factors came in play with the switch which included The University of Alabama continued to recruit the gamechanger, a teammate who was already committed to Alabama, and the departure of Gus Malzahn for Arkansaas State.
Marvin Shinn, in Tuscaloosa.
Jameis Winston and Gunner Kiel before offering Morris a scholarship. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound gunslinger was committed to Wake Forest. He had a tremendous senior season for one of the top programs in the country.
FoxSports/Scout.com's Kristen Kenny was the only reporter who remained at his school after the announcement. Kenny remained on the ground until three days later when Kouandjio switched his commitment to Alabama.
Michigan, but continued to show strong interest in Alabama. The departure of Rich Rodriguez helped open the door for Hart to Tuscaloosa. He rushed for more than 100 yards in the U.S. Army game. Hart was expected to become a big part of the Tide's offense in 2011, but an injury kept him sidelined for the year.
LSU to Alabama. Bell had a signing day press conference and announced he was switching his commitment. The Tide sophomore receiver had 16 catches this season for 229 yards and two touchdowns.
Texas A&M, but de-committed from the Aggies before the summer after his junior year. Texas A&M felt like Square would stick with his original commitment, but in August he opted for Alabama. He was redshirted his freshman year and suffered a season-ending injury the next year. He has been a stalwart on the defensive front the past two seasons and started every game in 2011.
Kerry Murphy who were both in the class of 2007. Chapman committed to Auburn in the summer prior to his senior season. Former Alabama head coach Mike Shula was only offering a grayshirt. Nick Saban quickly jumped on Chapman upon his arrival that January and offered a scholarship. Chapman switched his commitment from Auburn to Alabama the day before signing day. The leader on the defensive front leads the nation's top defense into the national championship against LSU.
Note: Jeoffrey Pagan committed to Florida in the class of 2011, but he re-opened his recruitment a few months before signing with Alabama. Florida was not considered a contender at the time of his final decision. He was not considered a "flip."
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