Alabama has been in the driver’s seat for several months for Aubrey Solomon, but that’s no longer the case.
Solomon, a four-star defensive tackle from Lee County High School (Leesburg, Ga.), told SEC Country that after this weekend’s trip to Georgia, no one leads for him. The Bulldogs did make a giant impression though.
“Georgia made me forget all about ‘Bama, to be honest,” Solomon said. “I just know way more people at Georgia, and some of them I’ve played against played with or seen in the past visits to there. It felt as if I was home.”
The nation’s No. 6 defensive tackle called this weekend’s trip to Athens the best recruiting visit he’s ever taken. Solomon said he got to hang out with several Bulldog defensive linemen Friday and Saturday. He immediately connected with them.
“They are my type of people,” Solomon said. “You can tell they all look out for each other. They know what’s expected from each other so they push one another. They’re good people and they clown around on each other but it’s all out of love, but the thing that’s the best is the older players take the younger ones under their wing right away and show them right from wrong.”
So how does that differ from what Solomon has seen at Alabama? Well, he can’t really answer that question.
“I wouldn’t necessarily know because at ‘Bama everyone is foreign to me where at Georgia, I know at least half the team,” Solomon said.
The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder is considered one of Alabama’s top defensive tackle targets. The Crimson Tide are also recruiting five-star Marvin Wilson (Bellaire, Texas), four-star Akial Byers (Fayetteville, Ark.) and junior college standout Isaiah Buggs (Ruston, La.) at the position.
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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.