January 4th, 2017 at 1:26 PM ^

So here's a question... who buys the flights for these guys when they move? Can the schools pay for it or do they have to cover the moving costs themselves? I guess I'm wondering if he could have a ticket purchased by Bama and one puchased by UM? Not that I really had that much hope this was really happening anyway but the question popped into my head.


January 4th, 2017 at 3:06 PM ^

Per Orbitz, flights from San Antonio to Birmingham via American Airlines nearly all have a lay-over at DTW.  A Delta flight also has a first leg to DTW.  Other airlines stop at IAH instead.

I have no idea what is going on, but it would be hilarious if Tua and Najee were playing everyone with them flying the same first leg out, and only Tua continuing to Birmingham.


January 4th, 2017 at 2:57 PM ^

Different sport, situation, ect

BUT this gives me JB flashbacks. Powerhouse SEC, Michigan and Cal for a top 5 star recruit.  In this case he may be trolling both Harbaugh and Saban to give Cal some shine (maybe Tosh will be DC after Bama is done) and be the next Marshawn while playing at home. 

i'll put my tinfoil hat back on now


January 4th, 2017 at 4:19 PM ^

who would keeping Michigan or Cal hanging if he already has decided on Alabama. He is much more mature than that.

Also, consider this. Bama has on its roster eight highly touted RB's all underclassmen. Included is Scarbrough who ran over a good Washington team. If Najee wants playing time, he will have to leap frog over all these highly regarded backs. SABAN DOES NOT PROMISE PLAYING TIME TO ANY RECRUIT.


January 5th, 2017 at 12:05 AM ^

not exactly hard to look at Michigan's running back depth chart and say "I can beat all these dudes out". 

I mean, Chris Evans is an H-Back/Playmaker in the Curtis Samuel role, he's not getting 25-30 carries a game.

Kareem Walker/Karan Higdon/Drake Johnson/Kingston Davis? I'd be pretty confident if I were Najee. Harbaugh doesn't need to promise playing time, he can slide the depth chart across the table.


January 5th, 2017 at 12:03 AM ^

Bama most likely got them on the same flight if they pays for the travel expenses of scholorshipped freshman football players to get to campus. He could easily have a ticket to Michigan paid for by Michigan too.
Not buying that najee allowed someone to pretty much announce he is staying with bama.

Blue Know It

January 4th, 2017 at 1:12 PM ^

This is getting ridiculous.

Why would this kid leak that info though if they are so close? I mean, it's believable but let the kid announce it how he wants.

Kind of just feel bad for him now.


January 4th, 2017 at 1:53 PM ^

Maybe Tua has Najee's blessing to leak some of this stuff, since he is still committed to Bama, just to calm some of the craziness that is definitely surrounding him down there. I don't see another reason why Tua would suddenly go from "yeah, I still think Najee is coming to Bama" to now saying things like "we're on the same flight; he has been filling out housing paperwork down here; we're rooming together."

Blue Know It

January 4th, 2017 at 1:58 PM ^

The unknown is the catalyst to all the craziness. If he was truly set on Bama meaning what Tua said was true, and was trying to calm the craziness, wouldn't he just say "im stick with bama"? 


Seems like the media would just leave him alone regarding the UM-UA talk.


January 4th, 2017 at 2:10 PM ^

if Saban is confident in his recruitment and so is NH, then the only people who are caught up in all the craziness is us idiots and the people who report on these 17 year olds. To want any recruitment to be public knowledge is completely self-serving


January 4th, 2017 at 2:58 PM ^

That could actually be a thing if Harris himself didn't already say (and this is big because he obviously goes out of his way to not talk to the media) that he was undecided, and that it was between Alabama, Michigan, and Cal.

This didn't all just come about because he took a visit to Michigan, causing everyone on this side to freak out like he was coming here. There was a real shot of him coming to Michigan, even though he never formally decommitted.

Mr. Yost

January 4th, 2017 at 6:04 PM ^

I think a better thought would be...

They're on the same flight to Dallas.

Where Tua will get off the plane and go to Birmingham on another flight and Najee will get off the plane and go to Detroit on another flight.

Tua would still be correct that they're on the same flight. Just two different destinations.