First thing Saban says about Bryce Young. I really wish our fans would take this to heart. In the Bama section on the Rant, they are already comparing him to Tua. That is the most Barn thing ever. We are a decade out from the purchase of Cam Newton by the Barntards, and they still compare their QB's to him. Tua is an amazing talent. Bryce is an amazing talent. For the love of God, please let Bryce be Bryce. (steps off soapbox)
Not going to brow beat the kid, but from a purely business decision I understand the decision from both Alabama and Jayson Jones. He felt underappreciated in the process and that Alabama left him behind. Whether injuries or other issues were the reason, Alabama decided he was not going to cut it, but they might be up for bringing him in later, he felt that was a slap in the face and decided to leave. Best of luck to him, we'll be fine without him
Recruiting being fluid is the issue and opens up for this ugly side. A serious injury is a reason things could change, but telling a guy he has a spot and then take it away is not a good look. Put yourself in his situation and you'd feel the same. He was committed for two years it says. And yes, he had time to figure it out and did, but still doesn't take away the fact you pull something like that. Kids are immature and so flipping a commitment is their uncertainty, but a higher educated institution should be stronger. To me it's the same position you argue with coaches leaving early for other jobs. That's leaving kids in the wind and you do not like that.
According to him... Have to say that because we don't know the absolute truth... (but he sounds like a reasonable kid)