Alabama was dealt a significant blow to its future defensive line on Sunday morning.
Raekwon Davis, a four-star defensive tackle from Meridian, Miss., has flipped his commitment from Alabama to Mississippi State, he told SEC Country. Davis, who is the nation’s No. 12 defensive tackle, was on an official visit to Mississippi State this weekend.
The 6-foot-7, 327-pounder told SEC Country during U.S. Army All-American bowl week that Mississippi State was coming after him hard and that he was still open.
“I am still trying to see if there’s anything better for me,” Davis said two weeks ago in San Antonio. “I don’t want to go to a college without looking around one more time. There might be better things for me.”
“There could be a lot of things better than Alabama,” Davis said. “I have all of these offers, and there may be a place that’s better than Bama. I just can’t go to Alabama without trying out these places.”
It should be noted that Davis has academic issues. As of two weeks ago, he still had not qualified to get into Alabama. It’s also likely that Davis will enroll at junior college to work on his grades before attending Mississippi State.
With the loss of Davis, Alabama is now down to 16 commits in this year’s recruiting class. He was Alabama’s longest-tenured commit, having pledged to the Crimson Tide back in August of 2014.
All rankings and ratings are according to the 247Sports Composite.