Former Alabama offensive coordinator and now Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin has offered the first-known scholarship to one of the Crimson Tide’s 2017 commitments.
Hunter Brannon, a 3-star center from Cullman (Ala.) High School, posted on his Twitter account that FAU is the latest to offer him a scholarship. What’s interesting about Brannon’s commitment to Alabama is that he may not technically be a part of Alabama’s 2017 class.
The Tide staff has discussed the possibility of delaying his enrollment to the 2018 class to accommodate scholarship numbers in the 2017 class because Alabama still has more outstanding needs to fill. So, it’s possible that Brannon receives a gray or blue shirt.
“Whenever they call my name, I’ll be ready,” Brannon said. “I’m training hard every day and trying to put my best foot forward when I get down there.”
Brannon grew up wanting to play for Alabama, and he is a legacy at the school. His uncles Wesley, Taylor and Justin Britt played for Alabama in the 2000s.
Though his enrollment at Alabama may be delayed, it’s highly unlikely Brannon departs for any other college, if it’s up to him, even if Kiffin was his primary recruiter while he was still at Alabama.
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