There may not be a more unpredictable recruit in the class of 2017 than 5-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon. He was back to his erratic nature after speaking with our Georgia reporter Jeff Sentell in San Antonio this past Saturday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Solomon, a former Michigan commit, is now down to just four schools: Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Southern California. And, yes, that’s in order. The Crimson Tide maintain their huge lead, which he told SEC Country about early last week.
But now Michigan is somehow his No. 2 school after saying his recruitment should be considered just an “SEC fight” and after apologizing for trashing the Wolverines program in a video with a Georgia commit. He apologized for his actions. This just goes back to Solomon being all over the place in his recruitment.
He was once going to make his commitment after National Signing Day. He then said he’d definitely announce his decision before March, and now the latest is he’ll make his commitment before February.
“I am probably only to take one more official visit and then commit after that,” Solomon said. “That one will be USC, and I might take an official visit to Georgia after that.
“My decision is definitely coming at the end of January. For sure. Just a lot of thinking and a lot of praying and talking to my family. Just cutting down the list finally.”
Solomon hung out, for the most part, with the nine Georgia commits in Texas this past week. He admitted that he’s closest with the Bulldogs commitments out of the other three schools he’s considering.
Does he feel that way about any other group of commitments that he might play with?
“Just Najee,” Solomon said. “ Najee Harris (an Alabama commit). That’s my boy there.”
Does he know his decision yet?
“I have got a good hint, but I still have to take that one last visit because USC is really still high on my list and I really want to see what they have to offer.”
Solomon will visit Southern Cal on Thursday. That is expected to be his last official visit unless he decides to take one to Georgia. He ended up canceling his official visits to Auburn and Florida after eliminating them from contention.
We think Alabama is in good shape here. The Crimson Tide have been somewhat confident in landing Solomon after he took his official visit to Tuscaloosa for the Iron Bowl. And, we already know mom is a big fan of Alabama.