Rico McGraw, a 4-star defensive back out of Nashville, Tn., has flipped his early 2015 commitment to Georgia and has now given his verbal pledge to Alabama, per a report from the Athens Banner-Herald.
As with every year, commitments change their minds even after publicly committing to a school. Nothing is 100 percent until National Signing Day.
McGraw committed to Georgia in January, and was thought to be pretty solidly in Georgia’s corner given the relationship he had developed with defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. It would appear that Nick Saban was able to sway him the other direction.
This in no way means that McGraw will definitely sign with Bama on NSD, as he reportedly still holds a strong interest in Georgia. This one could go back and forth between the two schools (and don’t count out Tennessee either) until the ink meets paper in February.
The 6′, 190-pound corner out of Ensworth HS is the number four player in the state of Tennessee and the number 17 cornerback in the nation, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
Tell you what, Bama…when Georgia flips 4-star defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter (as reported earlier this week), we’ll call it even.
Georgia still has one of the top recruiting classes for 2015, even if McGraw is lost to the Tide, with five other 4-star commits (and a 5-star) and a number eight national rank.