Javion Cohen breaks down commitment, Auburn releasing they pull scholarship
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Alabama’s newest offensive lineman commit, Javion Cohen, publicly announced he flipped his commitment to Alabama on Wednesday due to reports made by Auburn football insiders.
The 4-Star recruit was originally set to announce his decision on Dec. 18, which is the first day of the early signing period. Cohen informed Auburn of his decision last weekend but wanted to wait until National Signing Day to announce his decision, but reports of Auburn pulling his scholarship forced him to announce earlier than he had wanted to.
“Auburn had released that my scholarship was pulled, so I just went ahead and came public,” Cohen said. “Thank you, Auburn.”
Cohen became the 24th commit in the Tide’s 2020 recruiting class and their third offensive lineman commit. Alabama’s staff was excited to hear Cohen wanted to flip his commitment from Auburn to come to Tuscaloosa, according to Cohen.
“They were excited,” Cohen said. “I think they all know what I am capable of and I know what they are capable of as far as developing young men. It was a win-win situation, which left us both happy.”
Alabama is expected to get Cohen’s signature on Dec. 18 and he will enroll in the Summer. Cohen does have plans in place for once he steps onto the campus of the University of Alabama.
“I plan on finishing my classes in the summer on time, conditioning myself to be able to play and learn as much as I can to be able to contribute,” Cohen said.
Cohen will participate in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game on Saturday, alongside fellow Alabama commits: Kristian Story, Jackson Bratton and Jah-Marien Latham.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith