Alabama recruit did not de-commit, says he was hacked

Nick Saban (AP)

Nick Saban (AP)

Alabama received some not-so-good recruiting news on Saturday, or so they thought.

Initially, it was reported that Raekwon Davis, a 4-star defensive tackle, had de-committed from the Crimson Tide, per the Clarion-Ledger’s Courtney Cronin.

That piece of not-so-small news turned out to be false. Apparently, Davis’ phone was in fact hacked.

Cronin hashed out what really happened via Twitter, saying that she had received a direct message from Davis’ at 7:38 p.m. saying he was de-committing from Alabama. Not long after, Cronin received a follow-up message from Davis’ account at 8:03 p.m.saying his account had been hacked.

Cronin went on to clarify that the 6-foot-7, 315-pound junior remains committed to the Crimson Tide.

But the damage had already been done. The post was up long enough to generate hysteria across social media. In fact, it may be wise for someone to check Nick Saban’s pulse before the night is through.

Now, we’ve seen this happen before. “X” recruit leaves his phone unlocked, walks away and wanderer proceeds to make his life a living nightmare for the next 24 hours.

You can recall a similar incident back in January when Florida State commit Deondre Francois claimed his Twitter account was hacked after a post surfaced saying he was de-committing from FSU and considering Florida.

Stuff happens, right?


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