On Saturday, Saban hosted Dre Kirkpatrick Jr. on an unofficial visit. Dre is a defensive back and class of 2024 recruit out of Gadsden City High School in Alabama.
He’s also the son of former Crimson Tide star Dre Kirkpatrick, who was a five-star recruit out of Gadsden City in 2009 and helped Alabama win a pair of national championships in his three seasons with the program. A first-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012, Kirkpatrick spent last season with the Arizona Cardinals and is currently a free agent.
He accompanied his son on the visit this weekend, which should make any Alabama fan–or college football fan in general–feel pretty old.
— DreKirkpatrick (@KirkpatrickDre) June 26, 2021
Kirkpatrick Jr. is just getting started with his recruitment, though it’s not surprising that he already seems to feel at home at Alabama.
“I had a good time,” Kirkpatrick, Jr. told Tide 100.9. “Coach Saban is cool.”
Perhaps the younger Kirkpatrick will ultimately follow in his dad’s footsteps and suit up for Saban in three years.