The Alabama-Auburn rivalry has been deemed as one of the most intense rivalries college football, or football in general, has to offer. However, that may not be the case in recruiting.
While Michigan recruits have been seen burning letters from Ohio State, Alabama and Auburn commits have flipped back-and-forth with the frequency of your commonplace square dancer.
Brent Calloway was committed to Alabama seemingly since the beginning of time, just to flip to the Tigers on Signing Day, before flipping yet again to the Tide before the day was over. T.J. Yeldon made the switch from Auburn to Alabama just in time to enroll early at the Capstone.
Cyrus Kouandjio made the same switch after announcing on national television that he would be attending Auburn. All of the switcheroos came to the celebratory yells of the Crimson Tide Nation as it looked like Nick Saban was becoming an unstoppable force.
Reuben Foster (pictured left, photo from US Presswire), in the Class of 2013, made a similar switch to Calloway’s, undoing an early commitment to Alabama to go with the Tigers.
While the rivalry is heated, maybe it is not as heated on the recruiting trails. Eddie Lacy and Chance Warmack seem to think so.