As any college football fan that follows recruiting closely knows, a commitment really doesn't mean anything until signing day—even if you root for a powerhouse Alabama. Four star defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter committed to Alabama in January, but his pledge seems anything but solid after a recent visit to Auburn.
“What is not to love about Auburn?” Ledbetter said. “Playing time - I will get it. Coaching staff -- amazing. Really high-qualified guys -- more than qualified to coach. What they did last year, from what they did the year before, stepping above and beyond, was amazing. The personalities of the coaches and the nice hometown makes Auburn a really great place to be."
Playing time sounds like the main issue, based on the full article on 247Sports. Despite his current commitment to Alabama, and his comments on Auburn, all seven of the sites "crystal ball" predictions have Ledbetter heading to Georgia.
Recruiting isn't easy, not even for a program that has dominated the sport like Alabama.