As the Alabama Crimson Tide prepares to play for its 14th National Championship, and in the wake of getting good news from Trent Richardson’s likely heir apparent (T.J. Yeldon), tonight Bama got even more good news.
Travell Dixon, the top JUCO cornerback in the land, dispelled rumors that he had shifted to Florida State, announcing instead he’ll finish his college career at the University of Alabama. Dixon had over 40 scholarship offers.
Making his commitment via Twitter and facebook, above you see the message Dixon and his family sent America.
Dixon is 6’2″, 200 lbs. and figures to factor into Nick Saban’s plans immediately. Bama may lose as many as three defensive backs to graduation or early entry into the NFL draft.
One reality that’s worth pointing out, Dixon is the second commitment to Bama coming during the NCAA’s mandated “dead period”, which takes place during the bowl season.
Could it be that Alabama’s Nick Saban has again rewritten the “how to” book of recruiting, rendering his competition helpless from trying to hound, badger and pressure his recruits?
In other words, prevent Auburn and their ilk from pulling a “Cyrus K”.
Whatever the case, Nick Saban is rewriting the record books in Tuscaloosa, maintaining the relentless talent train that has put Alabama at the top of college football, figuring to keep them there for years to come.