After spending several months at a military boarding school, and following a brief verbal flirtation with Ole Miss, Brandon Hill is back in the Alabama recruiting fold. Probably.
Multiple recruiting outlets are reporting that the offensive lineman has again verbally committed to the Tide. Hill was originally a member of Alabama’s 2012 recruiting class but failed to qualify, leading him to attend the Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia as he got his academic house in order.
In November, Hill had verbally committed to Ole Miss. No specific reason was given for the flip-flop over the past month, although, as is ofttimes the case when it comes to recruiting in the SEC, there appears to be some drama and intrigue attached to the decision.
From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger:
A source close to the Ole Miss program said that Hill signed a letter barring him from attending another SEC school while attending Hargrave.
It’s a little known rule that Alabama took advantage of, only available to postgraduate students. Hill also was not aware what he was signing, the source said.
247Sports.com rates Hill as the No. 1 prep school offensive tackle in the nation. The tackle, who stands 6-7 and weighs “a tad more than 400-pounds” according to TideSports.com, is expected to enroll at Alabama in January.