Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis is expected to either get fired or resign because of possible recruiting violations, according to Aaron Suttles of the Tuscaloosa News.
Davis was hired by Nick Saban in 2007 and left in 2010 for the same position with Texas. He was eventually rehired by Alabama in 2014. Davis is considered one of the nation’s top recruiters.
He has also been the position coach for one of the most dominant defensive lines in the country. Two of his proteges, A’Shawn Robinson and Jarran Reed, could be first-round selections Thursday night in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Davis was the main recruiter of record for five-star defensive tackles Marvin Wilson and Tyler Shelvin. He also was the main recruiter for Cam Akers, a five-star running back, who backed off his commitment last month.
One main defensive line recruit, four-star defensive end Ryan Johnson, commented on the situation.
“That’s news to me, but it definitely changes things,” Johnson told SEC Country. “I talk to Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt and (Tosh) Lupoi a lot, but I’ll definitely be on the lookout to see who is the new coach.”
The University of Alabama has not confirmed this breaking news as of yet.
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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.