Alabama is not giving up on potentially prying the nation’s No. 1 safety, JaCoby Stevens, from LSU.
Stevens, an Under Armour All-American from Oakland (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) told The Tennesseean recently that he and Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban speak every Wednesday night on the phone.
“They are the only one that is (recruiting) hard,” Stevens said. “He still wants me there. He feels like I can come in and make an immediate impact. This is coming out of coach Saban’s mouth. That’s very exciting to hear.”
Saban and asisstant coach Derrick Ansley stopped by Stevens’ school Friday in advance of the start of the dead period on Monday that prevents in-person visits.
Stevens had been a vocal supporter of LSU’s decision to retain Ed Orgeron as head coach and has developed a strong bond with LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond.
Stevens is an early enrollee so there is not much time if he was planning to change his commitment.
“It puts me ahead of everyone else in my class,” Stevens said. “I can get there and learn the defense and learn from coach Raymond, one of the best (defensive back) coaches in the nation.”