Alabama has lost its second commit of the day.
Brendan Scales, a three-star tight end from Lafayette High School (Ballwin, Mo.), has flipped from Alabama to Missouri, according to his Twitter account.
“It was really hard because of the relationships I’ve built,” Scales told BlackandGoldIllustrated.com. “The time, the effort, the money put in (making visits to Alabama). It was hard. I just feel like this was the best thing for me and I want to feel wanted.”
Scales took an official visit to Missouri this past weekend and enjoyed the Tigers’ recruiting pitch.
“Coach (Josh) Heupel, Coach (Joe Jon) Finley and Coach Odom — I talked to Coach (Glen) Elarbee and some other coaches — but those are the three coaches I’ll be dealing with the most and I really liked them,” Scales said. “It was easy to talk to them. That was important to me. … I like where they see me.”
With the loss of Scales, Alabama is down to 16 commitments heading into signing day. New Orleans tight end Irvin Smith is expected to commit to Alabama.