Nick Gentry reconsidering pledge to Alabama

Alabama Junior All-Star Nick Gentry of Prattville (Ala.) High School, who extended his verbal commitment to in-state Alabama in early August, will make an official visit with Louisville next month. What does the three-star defensive tackle think of U of L? Who else is still under consideration? has the scoop!

Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi and Tennessee are among the 69 scholarship offers that Prattville (Ala.) High School's Nick Gentry has collected since last September. After considering his many options, the 6-foot-2, 272-pound defensive lineman appeared to bring his recruiting process to an early end by pledging to in-state Alabama in early August. However, things have taken a different course since the Alabama Junior All-Star made his decision and is now reconsidering his verbal commitment to the Crimson Tide.

"I'm kind of doubting that now," Gentry told on Sunday evening. "I'm not sure if that's where I want to go and my mom is telling that she thinks I should go out of state to play."

Despite the high number of scholarship offers, Gentry explained that it is essentially down to three schools for his eventual services.

"Really it's Alabama, Louisville and Florida State," he continued. "Those are basically the main three that I'm looking at. I'm going to go on an official visit to Louisville when they play Cincinnati (Oct.14) and I'm going to try to take my official visit to Florida State near the end of October."

The Cardinals dominating performance against Miami on Saturday left a positive impression of the future visitor.

"That was awesome," he said of Louisville 31-7 win. "It was more than I expected really. To be honest, Louisville's known for their offense, but it was the defense that surprised everybody."

As a junior Gentry was a Class 6A All-State performer after recording 100 tackles, 52 tackles for loss, 22 sacks, five pass knock-downs and two forced fumbles for one of the top programs in the state. Since the end of his stellar junior campaign, Gentry has added 40 pounds to his frame and has upped his on the field performance.

"I doing pretty good so," explained Gentry, who has seen limited action due to the lopsided wins by Prattville during the early stages of the season. "I know that I'm faster than I was last year."

A recent physcial exam also brought news that the three-star prospect continues to grow and was informed that he could see his current size 16 foot increase by 3 or 4 sizes.

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