In what can only be described as unheard of in today's college football recruiting, Alabama picked up a commitment and it didn't get out for nearly two weeks.
That's the case, per 2016 Meridian (Miss.) defensive tackle Raekwon Davis, who told BamaMag on Monday evening that he had been pledged to UA since late July. His coach confirmed the news with Scout, too.
"I committed to Alabama a couple of weeks ago," Davis said. "It was just for me and 'Bama to know. They were excited when I did it. Me and 'Bama knew, and my coaches, nobody else knew. I told my coaches first, and they got me on the phone with Nick Saban and I told him.
"He (Saban) was happy to have me down there. He just wants me to keep that commitment and not break it."
UA made headlines in being the first school to offer the Magnolia State standout, who recently measured in at 6-foot-7, 315 pounds. He participated at Saban's summer camp, and one source in attendance said he "dominated" competition in multiple classes.
"They were my first offer, they think I can get down there and get it going," Davis said of Alabama. "The Tide is coming, that's all I have to tell them."
Ole Miss since offered him a verbal scholarship, and his recruitment may be far from over despite this month's declaration.
"I'm looking at it strongly," he said of Saban's message to keep his commitment. "But things might happen, you never know."
Davis is the fourth class of 2016 commitment for Alabama to this point, and the second Mississippi defensive line product, joining early four-star Benito Jones.
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