Tide offers emerging tight end

Alabama is busy trying to remain "in" as the inaugural College Football Playoff nears, but recruiting at every level continues. Over the weekend, the staff offered an emerging junior tight end prospect from south Florida.

At 6-foot-6, 215 pounds and playing at one of South Florida's premiere high school programs, it probably wasn't hard to peg Nick Eubanks as a prospect with a bright football future.

As the Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage Patriots continue their state title defense, recruiting efforts for the pass-catcher have increased. Local programs Miami and Florida Atlantic first offered him, and LSU followed this fall.

Another SEC West power did the same over the weekend.

"Alabama came to my school and offered me," he said. "It was Coach (Mario) Cristobal. He told my coaches he liked my size and he heard I was a better person off the field.

"It's a major opportunity for me and it was a blessing to get a offer from that school."

Eubanks, who Scout projects as a tight end, has an area connection to Nick Saban's program despite never setting foot in Tuscaloosa.

"I watch them a lot I have a couple of old teammates on that team," he said. "Eddie Jackson. I came from B.A. (Boyd Anderson High, Jackson's school). I last talked to him when he left."

In no rush to make a commitment much like elite class of 2015 teammates like Tarvarus McFadden and Torrance Gibson, who recently ended their recruitment, Eubanks is looking to set up visits in the near future. He is formulating his decision criteria in the meantime.

"'Bama, LSU and Miami and FAU are all great schools the competition levels is at its highest, just got to see what school is the right one for tight ends," he said. "I'm seeing what school uses tight ends and could be a great fit for me."


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