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Senior kicking prospect Mitchell Wasson learns of walk-on offer at Alabama

Alabama is in need of a kicker in the 2016 cycle and a new name is in the mix for the gig in Mitchell Wasson.

"Recruiting is fluid."

The phrase resonates this time of year perhaps more than ever and another example went down in Alabama's search for a class of 2016 kicker on Monday evening. Junior college commitment Eddy Pineiro, who enrolls in a matter of weeks, announced his decommitment from the Crimson Tide as he looks to make a final decision between it and the University of Florida. It is expected some time this week.

Shortly after, news broke of senior prep kicker Mitchell Wasson, who announced a preferred walk-on offer from the SEC champs. 

"My coach at my high school told me he was texting with one of the 'Bama coaches," he said. "It's going to be hard to decide where I want to go but 'Bama is definitely one of my favorite schools."

Florida and Georgia have also extended an invitation to Wasson about walking on and he'll visit each officially in January. One open weekend remains and UA could figure into hosting him again before a decision is made.

The Peach State prospect was at the same kicking camp over the summer (above photo, far left) in which Pineiro (middle) eventually landed the UA offer. 

"It's a great school, I loved it when I came for the kicking camps," Wasson said of Alabama. "I remember everything being so nice and clean and them having all of the newest equipment." 

Handling kicking and punting duties for Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter High School, Wasson notched six of eight field goal tries and registered touchbacks on 90 percent of his kickoffs. He averaged 43 yards per punt.

Some time will elapse before it is known where he'll kick in 2016.

"I have a while, I'm going to wait it out," Wasson said. "I'm just going to see who can offer more (scholarship) money and playing time." 


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