“It was a great atmosphere, the fans, the walk, everything,” he said. “The fans were into the game every second, it was a great game.
“It was time well spent with the coaches and players, too.”
“Blake was really selling to me,” Cager said. “He was telling me how I have a great opportunity to play early, as a freshman, and be a great wide receiver at Alabama. He was saying there’s nowhere you can do that and compete for a national champions. With Cyrus, talk to him a lot, he was just reiterating me to come on with him.
“With Coach Saban, we were talking about how Coach Kiffin and Coach Napier saying I have a great opportunity to make an impact as a freshman, and he wants me here a ‘Bama. He compared me a little bit, to Julio Jones, he’s a big receiver that gets out of his breaks fast like I do.”
With other top programs like Ohio State, Ole Miss, Georgia, Virginia Tech and others on his list, there are specifics about a future team the Scout.com three-star prospect is looking for and he learned plenty about the Crimson Tide despite it being an unofficial visit.
“Alabama sells a lot to me,” he said. “It feels like another home. I like a team, not a group here, a group there; I like it when everyone is together with one goal, winning a championship. That’s what I saw at Alabama.
“I’m looking for a school I feel in my heart, that I can really see myself at. I have to take more visits, but at Alabama, I really got that feeling. That’s what separates them from other schools.”
Cager plans on taking all five of his official visits and then making a public commitment in early January at the Army All-American game in San Antonio, Texas. A return trip to Alabama, for an official visit, is likely for the third week in December, which would be his final trip before declaring.