Alabama’s successful recruiting weekend took a downturn Sunday evening as 4-star safety Brendan Gant announced his de-commitment from the Crimson Tide.
He announced the decision on Twitter:
— BG3️⃣👹3️⃣ (@TheReal_BGant) April 23, 2018
“I want to thank the University of Alabama’s staff and everyone else for the opportunity to be a part of a great program,” Gant wrote. “But right now I feel it is best that I re-open my recruitment and announce that I am de-committing from the University of Alabama.”
Gant had been committed to Alabama since Dec. 21, 2017, but he continued to take visits around the country. According to his 247Sports page, Gant has visited Georgia, Miami, Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State since his commitment.
Listed at 6-foot-2, 187 pounds, Gant attends Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Fla.
He was in Tallahassee this weekend visiting Florida State before he announced his decision to part ways with the Crimson Tide. The timing — and his proximity to campus as a Florida resident — suggests he could be an FSU lean going forward, but there’s still a lot of time before the 2019 signing period in December.
Gant is the No. 6 overall safety and a 4-star prospect, according to 247Sports composite rankings. The same service ranks him as the No. 131 overall player in the country for the Class of 2019.