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Four-star DB Hootie Jones steps back from Bama

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It seems like just yesterday that Laurence ‘Hootie’ Jones announced his commitment to Alabama … actually it was only 16 days ago, on Dec. 2.

The four-star safety said on Twitter this afternoon that he has stepped back from the Crimson Tide.

“I just decommit from Alabama, i need more time.!,” Jones Tweeted.

Jones is a Louisiana native, and his final decision on Dec. 2 came down to in-state LSU or Alabama. It seemed the Tigers are still working on him, as are a bunch of big-time recruits who are about to choose LSU at the Under Armour Game.

Got to love the drama, folks.





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Comments 8

  1. It’s a tough decision for anyone.. can’t blame him.. ROLL TIDE!

  2. Hope the kid doesn’t burn all his bridges. Apparently LSWho is already hotly chasing another prospect. Who knows how this will affect his status at Alabama

    • Actually, I think that CJ Hampton will probably commit to bama today, so that may affect Hootie’s decision to go to bama. LSU already has Ed Paris committed and will continue to chase Jamal Adams, but they’ll pursue Hootie hard. Safety will be a area of need is the rumors are true that Micah Eugene has left the team. Tigers can never have too many safetys.

  3. Interesting that Hootie was a 5 star recruit when he decided on Bama, but is now a 4 star since he decommitted. Still a take at LSU. Come home Hootie.

  4. Sounds like Brian the writer may have some LSWHO bias cause he says some big time recruits who are about to choose LSWHO at the Under Armor game how does he know who these players will choose at that game all I can say is good luck to Hootie hope he shows them all and picks Bama in the end… He could get to play beside Landon Collins but if not Bama will be just fine that I know it’s up to him if he wants to be a part of a National Title Team or Two cause I can assure you with the 4 team play- off Bama will be up there in the mix … Roll Tide & Best Of Luck Hootie !!!

  5. Oh and Hootie is a 5 star this is a old pic…