TUSCALOOSA — Alabama’s quarterback quest continues.
Four-star, pro-style prospect Brevin White spurned the Crimson Tide’s late overtures Friday, reaffirming his longstanding commitment to Princeton five days before National Signing Day.
"I just wanted to stick with my heart. I wanted to lay out what’s important to me and what school offers me the best opportunity to achieve goals on an off field. Alabama is a great school and a great opportunity, but Princeton checks more boxes," White told CBS Sports on Friday. “The overall consensus is Princeton is a once in a lifetime experience.”
Committed to Princeton since late July, White was offered by Alabama on Jan. 25 and visited Tuscaloosa last weekend, where he said met with the program’s new quarterbacks coach and associate head coach Dan Enos.
Neither Enos’ hire nor Mike Locksley’s reported promotion to offensive coordinator have been confirmed by the school.
White’s decision re-focuses the Crimson Tide’s quarterback search on three-star, pro-style passer Brock Purdy and four-star, dual-threat quarterback James Foster — a Montgomery native who also holds offers from LSU, Texas A&M and Florida State.
Purdy visited Tuscaloosa last weekend and is on an official visit to Texas A&M this weekend.
Foster is spending his weekend in Tallahassee, Fla. visiting the Seminoles.
During the early signing period in December — when his team missed on four-star dual-threat quarterback Emory Jones’ pledge — Tide coach Nick Saban said he’d ideally like to carry four scholarship quarterbacks on the roster.
Alabama currently has three — Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones — with eight remaining spots to fill in its 2018 recruiting class by Wednesday.
“If we can get somebody that we feel can be a positive in the organization, we would like to get a quarterback,” Saban said in December.