Nation’s No. 1 RB says Alabama still leads for him after de-committing from Tide


ORLANDO, Fla. — Trey Sanders decided to de-commit from Alabama just a few hours before the Crimson Tide took the field against Clemson for a national title berth.

Sanders, a Class of 5-star running back from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), had been committed to the Tide since the A-Day game back in 2016. While Sanders did take visits elsewhere after committing to the Tide, he showed no signs of actually going through with de-committing. So, why did Sanders decide that Monday was time for him to reopen his recruitment?

“I only get this chance one time to get recruited in high school,” Sanders told SEC Country. “It’s a one-time thing. I’m going to take my time and enjoy the process.

“I was thinking about it for a while and me and my family got together to talk about it. We decided that it would be best for me to open my recruitment back up.”

The nation’s No. 1 running back said there was no reasoning behind him opening his recruitment shortly before Alabama took the field against Clemson. He said that he just felt like it was the right time to go ahead and make that decision.

“It got to the point where I said I just might as well go ahead and do it and enjoy it,” Sanders said. “Alabama is still my top school.”

The coaching staff has reached out to Sanders since Monday. He remains a giant priority for the Tide in the 2019 class.

“I talked to them and they still said that they’re going to recruit me,” Sanders said. “As of now, they’re my top team. It’s not like they really went down at all. There’s still a chance I might be going there.

“I just told them that it was a family decision. It was also a business decision. You only get to be a high school recruit one time. I might as well go ahead and enjoy it.”

Does he regret committing to Alabama when he did?

“I don’t regret committing early. I feel like it was the best thing I could have done.”

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