Report: Auburn staff pulled 4-star OT commit's offer for showing interest in Alabama
In college football recruiting, few words hold their dictionary meaning. Not all “offers” are committable. Players who “commit” to a school often continue to consider other options. Not all “commits” are considered “takes” come Signing Day.
Phenix City OT Javion Cohen committed to Auburn on June 1 but has since taken official (Dec. 6) and unofficial (Nov. 9) visits to Alabama. On Tuesday, Cohen tweeted that he would be choosing between Auburn and Alabama on Dec. 18 and signing with his choice.
Next Wednesday, December 18th, I will be signing in the Central High School Expansion Facility. I will be choosing between the Auburn Tigers and the Crimson Tide of Alabama. Anyone is welcome to come watch and support. pic.twitter.com/yMF4LiZ2ip
— Javo The Great. (@javiocohen) December 10, 2019
It appears the choice has been made for him. It is being reported that Auburn has pulled the scholarship offer, no longer considering Cohen a commit in the class.
Per @ITATJason and @JLeeAURivals, four-star OT Javion Cohen is no longer being considered a commit by Auburn. He tweeted yesterday that he would choose between Auburn and Alabama next week, but it appears the Tigers made the decision for him and pulled the offer.
— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) December 11, 2019
Subscription message boards are made for these kinds of recruiting stories. It will be interesting to see if Cohen addresses any of the behind-the-scenes drama publicly.
The 6-5, 295-pounder is rated the No. 16 Alabama product, No. 27 offensive tackle and No. 338 prospect overall nationally for the 2020 class on the 247Sports Composite. He received 34 scholarship offers (counting Auburn). Cohen has also been named to two all-star games: Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game and the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Bowl.