NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 10: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks to the media during a press conference following the win over Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game on January 10, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Justin Taylor Re-Opens Recruiting After Nick Saban Offers Delayed Scholarship

Justin Taylor, a three-star running back from Atlanta who'd long been committed to Alabama, had originally agreed to coach Nick Saban's request that he sign with the Tide later than expected.

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Justin Taylor Still Committed To Alabama, But Has Now Heard From Five Other Schools

North Atlanta three-star running back Justin Taylor says he's still committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide after that whole not-having-a-scholarship-he-was-promised deal, but he's also listening to other offers. He tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that another school would have to be " an unbelievable situation" for him to make the switch, but adds the Mississippi Rebels and a pair of prep schools to the list of programs that have already tried to sway him (Tennessee Volunteers, Purdue Boilermakers).

It sounds like Taylor's circle of trusted advisors didn't quite know what to make of Nick Saban's offer of a 2013 scholarship instead of a 2012, either. However, Taylor's apparently being empowered by all the attention his story is bringing.

At one point in the conversation, Alabama assistant coach Chris Rumph is stumped by questions raised in the AJ-C blog's comment section -- a comment section that has a particular reputation around the Southeast, but is really no worse than the average newspaper comment section. Still, it's a newspaper comment section, not exactly the kind of forum known for constructing dazzling arguments.

For more on the Tide, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll. Stick with SBNation.com for more college football recruiting news.

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Justin Taylor Changes Mind On Alabama, May Have Re-Opened Recruiting

Justin Taylor, a three-star running back from Atlanta who'd long been committed to Alabama, had originally agreed to coach Nick Saban's request that he sign with the Tide later than expected.

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