Cam Akers Decommits From Alabama Crimson Tide

    Cam Akers has decommitted from Alabama, marking the third lost commit in two days for the Crimson Tide.

    March 3, 2016


    Cam Akers has decommitted from Alabama, marking the third lost commit in two days for the Crimson Tide.


    The tide has turned — pun very much intended.

    Four-star recruit Cam Akers, the No. 9 running back and No. 82 overall prospect in the 2017 class, decommitted from Alabama on Thursday via a message he tweeted out.

     

    Akers, who had been solid to the Crimson Tide since Aug. 4, decided to reopen his recruitment two days after receiving a scholarship offer from Florida.

    The Clinton, Miss. native is also scheduled to unofficially visit Ohio State on March 7.

    The attention now must turn toward Nick Saban, who, in the last two days, has watched three recruits roll away from the Tide.

    For much of it, Kirby Smart is at the center of the drama.

    Mitchell Wasson, a preferred walk-on kicker in the 2016 class changed his mind and committed to UGA on Wednesday.

    On Thursday, 4-star 2017 quarterback Jake Fromm flipped from Alabama to the Bulldogs as well.

    While UGA has already offered Akers, it’s highly unlikely Smart lands a three-bagger with the 5-foot-10.5, 208-pound running back — especially with an impending trip to Columbus, Ohio to see Urban Meyer.

    Alabama is coming off its fourth national championship under Saban, and given the exorbitant amount of time left in the recruiting cycle he’s not likely sweating this recent string of defections.

    Though one has to wonder if recruits feel committing to Alabama isn’t as “smart” of a decision as it was a few months ago.


    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.


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