Scout doesn’t give out stars to many young prospects before it expands actual rankings but one of the few to be pegged four-stars right out of the gates in the class of 2018 was Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul’s cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis, who helped the Saints claim another state championship in 2015.
Programs from coast to coast, including USC most recently, have already offered him a scholarship as he continues to impress whenever evaluators’ eyes are on him.
Sunday, he aimed to do the same for a program he’s long coveted an offer from -- the Alabama Crimson Tide. Armour-Davis and some of his teammates took a visit to Tuscaloosa and showcased their skills while in town. Armour-Davis worked with new secondary coach Derrick Ansley for the first time.
“I did a personal workout with coach Ansley,” he said. “I did well, ran 4.42 (seconds) and 4.50 (40-yard dashes). He said he was very impressed and is very interested.
“He was easy to understand, I got the understanding of how he wanted things and I believe he is a great coach. I learned a couple of new drills I haven’t seen before.”
Not many rising-juniors in the state have UA verbal offers next to their name but one of the best in ‘Bama could soon join that list. Head coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt also found time to meet with Armour-Davis.
“Coach Saban and Coach Pruitt met with me, it was good,” he said. “I’ll continue to visit them and get to know them. They kept saying they were very interested in me but did not say they offered.
“I feel good about it, I was excited.”
Armour-Davis will next visit Florida State on Saturday.