Alabama’s Class of 2017 took another hit Thursday as one of its top recruits decided to back off his pledge to the Crimson Tide.
Cam Akers, a four-star running back from Clinton (Miss.) High School, announced his intentions to de-commit via his Twitter account.
“Alabama is a classy organization and the fans as much,” Akers said. “They are still very much a favorite.”
Earlier on Thursday, quarterback Jake Fromm announced his intentions to de-commit from Alabama and commit to Georgia. Interestingly enough, Akers recently visited Georgia and is high on the program. He also told SEC Country recently he plans on visiting Auburn after he picked up an offer from the Tigers last week.
The Crimson Tide still have two other running backs committed in this year’s recruiting class, with the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit in Najee Harris and four-star Brian Robinson, who is from Tuscaloosa.
Even when Alabama had all three of those guys committed, the Crimson Tide were recruiting four-stars D’Andre Swift and Anthony McFarland, to name a few.
Akers has no timetable on a commitment.