Trey Sanders decommitted from Alabama ahead of the Crimson Tide’s win over Clemson, but Nick Saban’s squad is still in good shape for the No. 1 running back.
Trey Sanders is a five-star RB, according to 247Sports, and the top player at his position in the class of 2019.
The site’s composite rankings have his as the No. 10 overall player in the country and second-ranked player in Florida. Sanders stars at IMG Academy in Bradenton.
He decommitted from Alabama just hours before kick-off of the Crimson Tide’s Sugar Bowl game against Clemson, one of the two College Football Playoff semifinals. However, this was only because he wants to enjoy the full recruiting process. He told SEC Country that the Crimson Tide remain his leader:
“It got to the point where I said I just might as well go ahead and do it and enjoy it,” Sanders said. “Alabama is still my top school.”
The coaching staff has reached out to Sanders since Monday. He remains a giant priority for the Tide in the 2019 class.
“I talked to them and they still said that they’re going to recruit me,” Sanders said. “As of now, they’re my top team. It’s not like they really went down at all. There’s still a chance I might be going there.
Sanders also holds offers from some of the nation’s other elite programs, including Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, and Oklahoma. Those schools may all be chasing the Tide, even with his recent decision.