Published December 9, 2013 - 7:28pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
This is starting to become some sort of routine. Auburn is having a lot of fun talking Alabama’s cornerback recruits into dropping the ‘Tide in favor of the Tigers.
Maybe the Iron Bowl and SEC title had something to do with it?
Kalvaraz Bessent, who spoke glowingly about Alabama when interviewed by Saturday Down South earlier this fall, is now on board with Auburn. He officially announced his change of heart Monday. On Nov. 20, Stephen Roberts did the same thing, switching from the Crimson Tide to the Tigers. Both play cornerback.
Bessent is a four-star prospect standing 6-foot-0, 170-pounds. He is from Camden County in Georgia.
“Roll with the Tide or get left,” Bessent told SDS in September … obviously not how he feels now. “I mean, it’s a great place to play football. It reminds me of home. It’s the sport everybody wants to see in town and the coaching staff and the tradition.”
Auburn now has 19 commitments on board and is ranked the No. 8 class in the nation.
One thing to keep in mind with Alabama … the No. 1 cornerback in the nation, Marlon Humphrey, will likely pick the Crimson Tide. He is the son of former Bama star Bobby Humphrey. So, sometimes when the domino effect begins to happen, players switch schools. Also, Washington D.C. five-star CB Jalen Tabor is on an official visit this weekend to Tuscaloosa, and his interest in nearby Maryland may be cooling somewhat after the Terrapins didn’t exactly rock the world this fall. And, as many know, Ohio native and Ohio State lean Marshon Lattimore, also a cornerback, was in town recently for an official visit with Alabama. So who knows, maybe this is just a reshuffling of the deck?
Editor’s note: All rankings used by Saturday Down South, individual and team-wise, refer to the 247Sports.com composite ranking.