This is a recruiting battle you rarely see.
Back in July, Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete four-star quarterback Brevin White surprised many when he committed to Princeton. White chose the Tigers and an Ivy League degree over a number of Power 5 offers.
Now, White is wavering on his Princeton commitment. He is reportedly "50-50" on signing with the Tigers or a Power 5 school that entered his recruitment recently.
Oh yea, forgot to mention that the new Power 5 program is Alabama. As in, the current national champions and preeminent dynasty in college football.
Yes, we have a legit Princeton-Alabama recruiting tussle a week before National Signing Day. Recruiting is a crazy world.
The Crimson Tide offered White last week, and he visited over the weekend. Apparently, he enjoyed himself, which is why he's legitimately considering signing with Alabama.
White's high school coach, Dean Herrington, spoke with AL.com about his player's impending decision.
"With Princeton, a degree from Princeton goes a long way," Herrington said. "He wants to get into business finance and work on Wall Street, and there's a lot of contacts if you graduate from Princeton. But, there's also a lot of contacts at Alabama, especially with Coach Saban. It's just a (matter) of what he wants to do. But he's different than most kids. He's thinking about the academic side and the post-graduate side, but he's just got to sort it out for himself and see what he wants."
Alabama has yet to sign a quarterback in the 2018 class, and it appears White is Nick Saban's primary target right now.
From strictly a football standpoint, White would have to sit behind Tua Tagovailoa in Tuscaloosa for at least a couple of years, plus the possibility of getting recruited over is likelier at Alabama than it is at Princeton.
And yes, Princeton is the better academic institution, but being an Alabama football player also opens up a lot of doors in the post-grad world.
White's decision will be one of the most interesting ones to watch in the country over the next few days.