Over the weekend, the Auburn football program held a recruiting event on campus and welcomed prospects from across the nation. Lots of highly-ranked recruits made an appearance on Saturday, including several who are committed to the Crimson Tide.
However, with the recent news of Nick Saban's retirement, Alabama commits have reason to look elsewhere and consider the other programs on their lists. Zion Grady and Dontrell Glover, both committed to the Tide, were on campus this weekend.
Grady, a 5-star edge, is ranked as the #1 recruit in his position and the #2 prospect out of the state of Alabama in the recruiting class of 2025. He committed to Alabama in November, but Auburn football is not backing down.
The edge spent time with head coach Hugh Freeze and defensive line coach Jeremy Garrett, and noted that he is waiting to see if his primary recruiter, Alabama linebackers coach Robert Bala, will be retained by the Tide's new head coach, per Auburn Rivals. Grady intends to visit Auburn again in the spring.
Also on campus this weekend was 4-star offensive tackle Dontrell Glover, who has been committed to Alabama since last April. Out of Langston Hughes High School, Glover is ranked as the #10 inside offensive lineman in the recruiting class of 2025 and the #24 prospect out of the Peach State.
Glover said the message from Auburn football is, "When are you flipping?" but he remains locked in with the Tide while waiting to see what their new staff will look like, per Auburn Rivals:
"I’m still locked in besides everything going on because my coach is still there," Glover said. "I have been waiting to see what the new coach is going to do with the coaches and things like that to see if I am going to de-commit or just open my recruitment back up."
Glover attended several Auburn football games this season but is considering other programs too, including Missouri, Texas, Miami, and Tennessee. The Tigers will continue pushing for flips while Bama commits explore other options.