Trey Blount will never lose his love for the University of Alabama. After all, that school was the first to give him a shot.
Blount, a four-star receiver from Pace Academy (Atlanta), told SEC Country at Nike’s “The Opening” regional that he plans on getting back to Alabama this week. It’ll be his first trip to Tuscaloosa in several months.
“I have so much love for Alabama,” Blount said. “I haven’t had the chance to get back up there in a while. I plan on getting back up there this upcoming Friday.”
The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder was arguably the best receiver at the loaded Nike camp. On one play, Blount leaped in between two defenders, high-pointed the football and caught the touchdown pass. Despite him not receiving an invite to the prestigious finals at Nike headquarters in Oregon this July, it’s that kind of play that would have Alabama coaches welcoming him into their program with open arms.
Alabama only signed two wide receivers in the Class of 2016 — T.J. Simmons and Trevon Diggs. Depth at the receiver position is important in the Class of 2017. When Blount visits this weekend, he wants to know just exactly how many receivers the Crimson Tide need in this class.
“I want to know how many receivers they plan on signing, where they see me playing when I first got there if I ended up committing there and I just want to see how the campus life is,” Blount said about his biggest questions heading into this visit.
Blount said as of right now, Alabama is probably going to get an official visit, as will Georgia. He already has one set to Oregon for its game against Arizona State in late October.
He is rated as the nation’s No. 36 wide receiver and is the No. 31 prospect in the state of Georgia.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.
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.