Javion Cohen had a tumultuous recruitment that squared directly in the middle of the Iron Bowl.

The 6-foot-4 and 325-pound freshman from Phenix City, Alabama (Central) was a 4-star recruit by the 247Composite and a top-15 player in the state of Alabama. He signed with Alabama about 6 months after he committed to Auburn. But the end of his recruitment was when it really got busy.

Nearly a year ago, Cohen explained that the Tigers reportedly pulled their scholarship offer to Cohen because he took multiple visits to Alabama while being verbally committed to Auburn. However, Cohen said that isn’t the full story.

Based on the timing of his text messages to Gus Malzahn, Cohen notified Auburn that he was going to de-commit and then commit to Alabama on Dec. 18. Upon learning that, Auburn then pulled his scholarship.

Now, following Alabama’s win over, Cohen retweeted a GIF with Malzahn from 2019 doing one of his patented “boom” celebrations. But Cohen added, “*cohen goes on to watch auburn get embarrassed the following season.”

Cohen didn’t get in the game in the Iron Bowl, but has appeared in games against Tennessee, Mississippi State and Kentucky. This should be an issue to watch going forward as Cohen grows into a more prominent role for the Crimson Tide.