Kelvin Joseph, the nation’s No. 3 cornerback in the Class of 2018, has been in Tuscaloosa since Sunday, and the visit could not have gone any better.
Joseph, a 5-star prospect who is currently committed to LSU, told SEC Country that Alabama has him thinking about reopening his recruitment.
“I’m going to talk about it (when I get home) to make sure I’m making the right decision or if I should rethink my commitment,” Joseph said. “I’m just thinking if I want to de-commit or if I should think about Alabama?”
The main difference that Joseph saw at Alabama over LSU was the 1-on-1 coaching he received in all of the drills he participated in. Joseph also got to spend some time in Nick Saban’s office to breakdown his film from the camp.
That personal coaching Joseph received from Saban has Alabama on his mind.
“I can see myself going there. It would be good,” Joseph said. “He pointed out every detail in that film to make sure I get it right. Les Miles doesn’t really come and tell you 1-on-1 how to do it on defense.”
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect said he’s looking to receive that 1-on-1 coaching at the school he enrolls in, and that’s exactly what Saban and his staff showed Joseph during his 3-day trip to Alabama.
“I’ve learned a lot of different stuff this week like how to stand differently and just other techniques to help my game,” Joseph said. “They really help you become better at Alabama. At LSU, they definitely do that, but they don’t work with you in the drills like Alabama does.”
Now, obviously, the question becomes why wouldn’t Joseph just de-commit if he’s unsure of whether or not he wants to remain with the Tigers? Well, Baton Rouge is where he lives and it’s not that easy for him to leave.
“It’s just home down there,” Joseph said. “They always look out for me.”
The Scotlandville Magnet High School standout said he’s planning on bringing his parents back to Alabama in the near future, but he does not have a set date yet. He is also planning on getting back to LSU in the near future, too.
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Chris Kirschner covers Alabama football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Bryant-Denny.