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Nick Saban Targets Georgia Quarterback With 90-Minute Call

 

Nick Saban is not taking Alabama’s lack of depth at quarterback in stride.

The Alabama Crimson Tide head coach spent 90 minutes on a Skype call with Brice Ramsey Wednesday. Ramsey, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound quarterback/kicker out of Camden County (Ga.) High School, is a four-star player who is currently committed to Georgia.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a member of Ramsey’s family confirmed the call, but that Ramsey himself could not be reached for comment.

The transfer of former Tide quarterback Phillip Sims to the University of Virginia has depleted the Alabama roster of an experienced passing threat, and Saban is exploring all options in pursuit of a solid backup to starting quarterback AJ McCarron.

Alabama, Ohio State, Florida and others have continued to attempt to sway Ramsey to change his mind about his commitment.

The call from Saban is particularly interesting, as current Georgia head coach Mark Richt serves a two week, NCAA mandated suspension from calling recruits. Richt committed a secondary violation of NCAA rules by commenting on television on safety Josh Harvey-Clemons before his letter-of-intent was received and approved by the university.

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