Womack made the decision while on an official visit to Tuscaloosa this past weekend. He'd been committed to LSU since the summer, but other schools like Alabama and Ole Miss never stopped giving chase. The Tide made Womack one of their top priorities along the offensive line, and that effort helped them land the prize.
After many weeks of thinking I've decided to change my commitment from LSU to The University of Alabama. There's no place like it! Roll tide— Matt Womack (@MattWomack2015) December 14, 2014
Losing Womack leaves LSU with three offensive linemen in the 2015 class, with one tackle after the Tigers landed George Brown two weekends ago.
Womack was a big pick up for LSU when he pledged in July. The Tigers were the first big-time program to offer him, and that left a big enough mark on Womack for him to want to commit. He stayed with that commitment through the fall despite saying he wanted to take official visits elsewhere.
He followed through with that by heading to Alabama this weekend. The visit apparently went well enough for him to decide to flip.
LSU hasn't had great luck with offensive tackles since Brown committed on Dec. 6. Targets Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame) and William Sweet (North Carolina) recently reaffirmed their respective commitments and signed scholarship papers with those schools.
LSU is still in the mix for five-star Martez Ivey, who took an official visit earlier this month, and OL coach Jeff Grimes attended his state title game this weekend. The Tigers will likely reach out to more tackles now that Womack has left the class.
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