ORLANDO, Fla. – Deyavie Hammond committed to Alabama back in May, but Crimson Tide fans shouldn’t expect him to be pledged to the Tide for much longer.
Hammond, a Class of 2019 4-star offensive guard out of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), told SEC Country at the Future 50 event at the Under Armour All-America Game that he’s likely going to de-commit from the Tide later this month.
His teammate at IMG Academy, 2019 5-star running back Trey Sanders de-committed from the Tide on Monday.
“Well, my buddy Trey Sanders just de-committed,” Hammond said. “I’m kind of iffy, iffy on them. I’m looking at other schools and thinking about opening up my process.
“I want to take more options and look around more. I just want to see what’s out there. I’m still committed, but I’m thinking I might open it back up later this month.”
So, should we expect a de-commitment from Hammond later this month?
“Yeah, definitely,” Hammond said.
The nation’s No. 4 offensive guard in the 2019 class said he’s looking at Florida State, Georgia and Miami. He also hopes to hear from UCLA.
Hammond said getting an offer from Alabama was a dream come true for him, but he feels like he committed too early.
“I just want to take more visits,” Hammond said. “I feel like I committed due to pressure from a lot of people around to me to commit to a great school.”
It’s now just a matter of when Hammond wants to go ahead and make his de-commitment official now. He did say that Alabama will remain a top school for him, but it’s hard to imagine he’ll end up signing with the Tide.