Xavier McKinney spurned Tennessee and Clemson for Alabama last week, but the Crimson Tide’s newest commit is still considering all of his options.
In an interview with the AJC’s SECCountry.com over the weekend, the 4-star safety from Roswell High School (Ga.) acknowledged that he has no intention of cutting ties with either program.
“I keep all of that open,” McKinney said. “I’m going to keep all of my options open still because I don’t want to close anything.”
McKinney’s comments come on the heels of his announcement last week. He credits his decision to commit early to Alabama to his relationship with defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and the opportunity to see the field early as a freshman.
“I feel like they’re going to get me to the place that I want to be and the next level as a player and as a student,” McKinney said.
He will likely take an unofficial visit to Clemson later this fall.
McKinney is rated as the No. 28 player in Georgia for the class of 2017.