Alex Leatherwood, a five-star offensive lineman, committed to Alabama back in June, but he is still taking other visits and will head to the Tide's archrival Auburn this week.
On June 28, Leatherwood said that Alabama's 2017 class would be the "best in recruiting history." The question is: will he be a part of it? According to 247Sports, he will head to Auburn this week on an official visit, and will use his last visit to see Florida.
The 6-feet-6, 327-pound Leatherwood will officially visit the Tigers on Wednesday through Friday. He will then travel to Florida for his final official.
Leatherwood plans to enroll early, so the clock is really ticking on his recruiting process. While spurning Alabama is tough for anyone, he should obviously see every option that's out there, and make the right decision for him.
These aren't Leatherwood's first non-Alabama official visits. In early October, he went to Michigan, a trip that he called "the best visit he's ever been on." He went to Alabama on November 26, and Georgia this past weekend.
Even if the trips make Alabama fans a bit nervous, don't expect Nick Saban to sweat them at all. From a July ESPN report, after Leatherwood told his potential-future head coach that he would take the Michigan trip.
“I told coach Saban about my official visits,” Leatherwood said. “He was like, ‘Have fun.’”
Alex Leatherwood is ranked No. 6 in the nation, and No. 1 in talent-rich Florida for the 2017 class.
Alabama, with 23 players currently committed, has the top ranked class in the country.