The recruitment of five-star cornerback Jalen Tabor (Washington D.C. Friendship Academy) took a stunning turn of events last weekend when he announced that the Maryland Terrapins were no longer being considered by the longtime Maryland lean.
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Arizona Wildcats were the two schools remaining for the 6-1, 182-pounder and No. 24 player overall and the No. 4 cornerback recruit in the country as he prepared to make his announcement at the Under Armour All-American Game.
Tabor announced he will be playing his college football at Arizona and will enroll early so that he can compete in spring practice with the hopes of earning playing time as a freshman.
Tabor visited Alabama most recently on Dec. 13 which was almost a full month after his visit to Arizona.
However, Arizona recruited Tabor with the idea of being a program changing type of recruit and with the opportunity to play with his high school teammate Jonathan Haden–brother of Tabor’s favorite player Joe Haden–who is a Wildcat commit.
Tabor has excellent length and size to be one of the top corners in college football in the next couple years as he gains experience and college-level coaching.
The kid with the Superman tattoo across his chest will try to live up to that moniker the next few years in Arizona.