National Signing Day was almost a month ago, but Alabama still has a chance to add another 5-star signee for this year’s recruiting class.
Demetris Robertson, the nation’s No. 1-rated receiver who is from Savannah, Ga., is expected to take an official visit to Alabama this weekend, per Tim Watts of 247sports. It was a change of plans because he had intended to tour UGA this weekend, per DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell.
Why hasn’t the 5-star signed yet? Robertson has held off from the paperwork while trying to improve his SAT score. Stanford appears to be the school to beat, while he’s also considering UGA, Alabama, Cal and Notre Dame.
Alabama and Robertson have a history together. He committed to the Crimson Tide the summer before his junior year of high school but later decided to back off the pledge. Robertson still had a lot of nice things to say about Alabama this past week.
“Alabama is still pretty high up there,” Robertson said. “You can’t go wrong with Alabama. I talk to (receivers coach Billy Napier) a lot, but I haven’t got on the phone much with Coach (Nick) Saban lately. I’ve spoken to (offensive coordinator) Lane Kiffin lately, too.”
Robertson said he could make his decision by next month, although some feel like it could stretch out until late spring regarding his commitment. He appears unlikely to sign a national letter of intent, meaning that he wouldn’t be officially counted as a signee until he attends his first day of college classes this summer.
If Robertson selected Alabama, believe it or not, it wouldn’t have any impact on the Crimson Tide’s recruiting rankings – because they already had the No. 1 overall class for 2016, per 247sports.