Alabama Football: Could Alabama flip Eddrick Houston from Ohio State?

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The Alabama Football team hosted five-star defensive end Eddrick Houston on an official visit just days out from early signing day. The Buford, Georgia star committed to the Buckeyes in August but has taken visits to Clemson and Alabama since his commitment. Nick Saban has had success recruiting from Buford as Isaiah Bond, Justice Haynes, and Jake Pope all played with Houston and will in the future should he commit to Alabama.

Houston may be enticed by the idea of early playing time as Dallas Turner and Chris Braswell will need to be replaced should they both enter the NFL Draft. A player as talented as Eddrick Houston could make an impact from day one just like Will Anderson Jr or Dallas Turner. Houston visited Tuscaloosa this weekend watching the team practice in preparation for the Rose Bowl. A visit this late in the process certainly means the Alabama Football team still has a chance to land Houston. There's currently turmoil in Columbus as 15 players have entered the transfer portal whether that's due to playing time concerns or different issues there's certainly a black cloud around the program currently.

Alabama Football: Late visit a positive sign for Alabama?

There's certainly a strong possibility the Alabama Football program can flip Eddrick Houston away from the Buckeyes. The biggest key in recruiting Houston may be using his former teammates in the process as Bond, Miller, and Pope can give him a different look into what the program is truly about compared to a coach on a recruiting visit. With less than three days left in the recruiting process, it seems that there's definitely some second-guessing going on for Houston to make a late visit to Alabama. If the Alabama Football team could flip Houston it would certainly vault their class ahead of Florida State into the top three classes for 2024 and could lead to Nick Saban landing the top-ranked class in the country yet again.