SPRINGHILL, La - North Webster sophomore Devin White watched Alabama beat LSU by 21 points. His heart was wearing purple and gold, but there's still a heavy tide turning the RB/LB towards the Crimson and white.
"I really pull for the home team you know, so I was rooting for LSU last night, even though they didn't win. But it was good to see both teams compete hard," White said.
LSU and Alabama have both extended scholarship offers to White, who's just a sophomore at North Webster. He says his decision will come during his senior year, but having spoke with Alabama head coach Nick Saban and LSU head coach Les Miles, he feels a chemistry with the Tigers.
"Coach Saban is a business-guy. Coach Miles has the friendly side to him. He can be your friend, your coach, there's a good chemistry with him. Coach Saban just lets you know off-the-top, we're here to play football and that's your job."
Liberty-Eylau senior Davion Hall commited to No. 5 Baylor before the 2013 season began. But after visiting Alabama during the summer, he had a similar experience as White with Saban, and Alabama's success swayed Hall enough to reconsider the Bears offer.
"I talked to coach Saban," Hall said. "He's just like a real calm guy. He never smile. I think we got him to smile one time."
Hall has since re-affirmed his commitment to Baylor by passing on a trip to Tusculoosa to watch the Tide play LSU. Baylor's the heavy favorites towards the end of his playing career at Liberty-Eylau.
"Coach Briles, he's a coole person. He's a good person to be around and all the coaches down there at Baylor. I have a good relationship with all the coaches down there and that's a big part of it."
Hall's expected to announce his college decision during the US Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4th.
At 15 years old, White is in no hurry. The super-sophomore also has a college offer from the University of Lousiana-Lafayette.
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