Recruit’s mom miffed over Saban’s focus on NFL over academics

Posted: January 27, 2012 in College Football, Sports
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BaMa prides itself on putting guys in the league so why is the recruits mom surprised?


If you recall from back in early January, the mother of five-star recruit Landon Collins was not pleased with her son’s televised announcement during the Under Armour All-America Game that he would be attending Alabama over her choice of schools.

I feel LSU is the better place for him to be,” a visibly perturbed April Justin, Collins’ mother, said Jan. 5 during the broadcast. “LSU Tigers No. 1.  Go Tigers.”

Aside from the fact that the family is from around New Orleans and she wanted the top-rated player in the state of Louisiana to stay closer to home, there was, as it turns out, another reason for the mom’s distaste toward her son’s selection of the Tide.

In an interview with ESPN the Magazine, Justin explained that an in-home visit conducted by Tide head coach Nick Saban last June was something she couldn’t shake.  Specifically, Justin was…

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