This is just a small snippet of another rivalry story between Alabama and Auburn, as the state of Alabama is king of the gridiron coming off two national championships and two Heisman trophy winners.
A writer from Auburn’s Rivals.com site, Jeffrey Lee, went public last Thursday morning about Alabama committing possible violations in the recruitment of flip-flopper Brent Calloway.
Calloway committed to Alabama early but then chose Auburn at the US Army All-American game. However, on National Signing Day, Calloway flipped back to Alabama, as most saw that coming a mile away.
Upon the possible violations announcement, Alabama had compliance members on the ground in Russellville, where Calloway is currently finishing high school, to interview two people close to him: Darren Woodruff and Peaches Winston.
Woodruff is president of Petro Chemical Energy in Muscle Shoals, and he is a self-professed Alabama fan. Winston is Calloway’s adopted father who drove him to his recruitment visits in 2009.
To make a long story short, neither were found to be boosters of the University of Alabama; therefore, Alabama did not find any NCAA violations with Calloway’s recruitment.
Will this put the Calloway talk to bed, or will this continue on? Who knows. But this rivalry is getting very intense, and I have to say I love it. It’s college football.