Nick Saban doesn’t experience rejection too often so when five star QB, Ricky Town, emailed his decision to commit to USC instead of Alabama, Saban didn’t even respond back.
“It was definitely a tough decision,” said Town, who is rated as the nation’s No. 6 overall prospect for 2015 in the 247sports composite rankings.
“I loved Alabama. I mean, that was my family. Ultimately, I just had to think about it for a while and talk to my family. It came down what my heart said and where I was going to be happy. And that was USC.”
“I sent Coach Saban an email and said ‘Thank you for everything, but I have to do what’s best for me,’” Ricky said. “I never heard back from Coach Saban. But one of the girls that works in his office, she wrote back and said ‘Best of luck.’”
“I think Coach Saban knows what he’s doing, and he’s going to get good players, no matter what,” Ricky said. “They’re getting a great quarterback with (Jacob) Coker. I’m just a high school kid, so I’m sure that he’s moving on.”
Im sure it wasn’t intentional by Saban by not responding back personally and while losing out on a top QB prospect will surely be missed… this is Nick Saban, he’ll find another way to win.