The nation’s No. 9 offensive tackle has had a change of plans.
Four-star Alabama commit Alex Leatherwood will not make his scheduled visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Crimson Tide’s Junior Day.
Instead, Leatherwood be heading to LSU’s Junior Day, he told SEC Country on Wednesday.
“I haven’t got to see all of the facilities yet,” Leatherwood said. “And, of course, I’m considering them.”
The 6-foot-5, 297-pounder out of Washington High School (Pensacola, Fla.) pledged to Alabama in June of 2015, but has since picked up a bevy of SEC offers.
LSU, Tennessee and Auburn are among the teams that have extended offers to Florida’s No. 13-rated prospect in recent weeks, but it is apparently the Tigers of Baton Rouge, La., that have piqued the highly-touted tackle’s interest.
The Tigers inked a pair of offensive tackles in their 2016 recruiting class after losing both starters from last season. It’s expected that position will again be a top priority in next year’s class.
Leatherwood is rated as the nation’s No. 50 overall prospect in the Class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite.