National powers after 'Bama pledge

Mekhi Brown has been committed to Alabama sine the spring, but several other schools have continued to recruit the four-star. Another SEC program threw its name into the race on Thursday, but a pair of non-conference programs have his attention in addition to the Crimson Tide.

"Texas A&M offered today, I'm so blessed," said Mekhi Brown.

The class of 2015 Alabama commitment out of Columbus (Ga.) Carver High School has added a bevy of offers of late, despite his pledge, but it hasn't had the affect some of the schools hoped it would.

"I treat them all the same," he said.

However, the four-star defensive end admits that a pair of programs that have recently done what the Aggies did Thursday do hold some of his attention at this point in the process.

"Maybe Stanford or FSU," Brown said. "They fit me in every aspect. Style of play, academics, winner's mentality and everything.

"I've been to FSU, but it was a basketball visit. I didn't see or talk to the football coaches there."

Reporting that he remains "still solid as can be" with Nick Saban's program, the 6-foot-6, 230-pound prospect remains in consistent contact with the staff there.

"Last week, Coach [Kirby] Smart talked to me about the Saban crisis and was just checking on me," he said. "They told me he wasn't leaving, basically. Other coaches, were telling me that, too.

"I'm 100 percent (committed), but I do look into the other two schools."

Brown, who does not have immediate plans to visit any schools unofficially or for camps next summer, is currently considered the No. 8 defensive end prospect in America's junior class on

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