BUFORD, Ga. — One of the top running backs in the Class of 2017 will visit Alabama in two weeks, and he knows what he needs to get out of that trip.
Trey Sermon, a four-star prospect from Sprayberry High School (Marietta, Ga.), told SEC Country at Nike’s “The Opening” Atlanta regional that his interest level in Alabama is low right now, but it could improve.
“I really just need to connect with the coaches more,” Sermon said. “I don’t talk to them a lot, so I need to continue building a relationship.”
The 6-foot-1, 206-pounder is one of several running backs Alabama is recruiting. The Crimson Tide already has two running back commits in five-star Najee Harris and four-star Brian Robinson, but they are looking at adding another to that duo. Alabama is also recruiting four-stars Cam Akers, D’Andre Swift, Anthony McFarland and Bruce Jordan-Swilling at running back.
Sermon said the competition at running back at Alabama is noticeable, but it’s nothing he’s concerned about if he were to commit to the Crimson Tide.
“It’s definitely something that I would think about, but I love to compete and I love competition.” Sermon said. “That would only make me better.”
Running backs coach Burton Burns has been by his high school and told him that he’s a priority in the Class of 2017, but Sermon said when he visits Tuscaloosa next, he needs to know just exactly where he stands on Alabama’s big board.
Sermon is rated as the nation’s No. 9 running back and is the No. 14 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.