Cam Akers is one of the more versatile prospects in Mississippi’s class of 2017 and he added an Alabama offer on Monday. Despite his residence, it was the Crimson Tide scholarship offer the rising-junior referred to as “dream” shortly after the news was relayed to him.
Clinton (Miss.) High School’s top prospect has another option outside of state lines. Alabama has joined the race for Cam Akers' services, extending him a verbal scholarship offer on Monday.
“I’ve been waiting on Alabama for a minute now, it’s been a dream school of mine since I was a little kid, to finally get that offer means a lot,” he said. “Just watching them, they’ve always had a winning program, it really caught my attention. And the academic program, also, it caught my attention.
“I called (running backs) coach (Burton) Burns and he told me over the phone. He told me I had an offer and that they want me to come up soon and get in a visit. I have been over there once, for a junior day. They have nice facilities, I like the dorm rooms a lot, the academic area and just the school in general. It’s a great school.”
Akers is tabbed as a four-star running back on Scout.com, but he can see himself on either side of the ball when looking ahead to college.
“They (Alabama) like my vision, and I can make plays with the ball in the air,” he said. “I’m available to do other things, not just at running back. I want to be labeled as an athlete, so I’ll do whatever they want me to do.”
Still early in the evaluation process, the rising-junior has accumulated offers from each in-state SEC program as well as Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech and others in addition to the new extension from Nick Saban’s program.
“It’s just a blessing; everybody is not able to get the offers that I have. It means a lot,” Akers said. “I have a lot of close friends that are Alabama fans, they have always told me they can’t wait for me to get that offer. They’ve been around me for a minute. And getting out of the state isn’t a problem, I’ll go anywhere.
“I’m not limiting myself to just Mississippi, it’s not a problem.”
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