BEAVERTON, Ore. — Josh Jobe tweeted on April 20 that his commitment to Miami was 100 percent locked in. He was done with recruitment. That tweet has since been deleted.
What gives? Well, Jobe told SEC Country at The Opening Finals that the reason why he deleted the tweet was because of his displeasure with social media.
“I just don’t want to be on social media anymore,” Jobe said. “There’s just too much drama on there.”
It should be noted that Jobe tweets something nearly every day, so I don’t think that is the actual reason for why he would delete a tweet from April. Nonetheless, Jobe’s recruitment isn’t 100 percent over because he’s planning on taking official visits elsewhere. Alabama will get one of those five trips.
The nation’s No. 10 cornerback said he talks to the Crimson Tide staff every day.
“They’re on me hard,” Jobe said. “They talk to me and my parents every day, so I can tell they really care about me. That means a lot to me because they really want me to be a part of the team.”
Alabama and Michigan are tied for No. 2 behind Miami, Jobe said. The Crimson Tide are the team to watch here, though, and there is considerable interest in them on Jobe’s end.
He traveled to Florida International last month to meet with Alabama coaches. He said the staff showed him some techniques that he didn’t know previously and it was a chance to “learn from the best coaches.”
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect, despite him saying he’s fully committed to Miami, said Alabama is still in the mix for him.
“Most definitely they have a chance,” Jobe said. “‘Bama is ‘Bama. When I went there, I really liked it. It felt like home. Alabama is all about football.”
Jobe, who attends Columbus High School (Miami), will finish his senior year in Connecticut because he’s ineligible to play high school football due to age restrictions set by the Florida High School Athletic Association. He leaves for the Northeast on August 27.
SEC Country has been told by multiple sources that if a flip were to happen, it won’t be until he moves North where he won’t feel any pressure from his hometown to stay committed to the Hurricanes.
He remains projected by SEC Country to sign with the Crimson Tide.
“I’m just ready to compete,” Jobe said. “Whichever school I go to, I’m going there to compete. I want to be a first-team freshman All-American. I want to play on the spot and play as a true freshman. I got a family to feed.”