Days after the first National Signing Day that didn’t see the Crimson Tide end with the No. 1 class since 2010, Alabama’s board of trustees will vote to approve a renovated recruiting lounge on campus.
That’s according to Tuscaloosanews.com’s Ed Enoch, who reports the proposal has already been approved by the board’s Physical Properties Committee. The Alabama System board of trustees will vote to approve the proposal on Friday.
“Nobody wants to tell Nick Saban no?” committee Chairman James Wilson III reportedly joked as the proposal was approved.
The plan carries a budget of $2 million, according to the report, and will cover the first and second floors of the Mal Moore Athletic facility. The project is expected to include upgrade audio/visual setups, new graphics and more enhancements.
This was certainly in the works well before National Signing Day — an event that saw Georgia triumphantly take Alabama’s mantle as top dogs in the recruiting world — but it’s still an interesting addition as the college football arms race continues to evolve. The Crimson Tide’s facilities are second to none — it’s likely many schools don’t have a dedicated recruiting lounge to begin with — but any upgrades over other schools could make a difference.
The Alabama System board of trustees will meet on Friday for final approval.