Mom wanted her son to attend LSU, the school much closer to home and the school that his mother has been a lifelong supporter. With mother on his side, Les Miles must have not needed to add any more incentives to recruit the most wanted safety in high school football. Nick Saban allegedly did. Collins' mom claims that Nick Saban promised a job to Collins's girlfriend.
Check out this weeks interview of Landon Collins' mother, April, and the reason why Nick Saban was able to steal her baby from LSU.
"Was there anything else that didn't sit right with April? As it turned out there was. It had to do with Landon's girlfriend, Victoria. ESPN The Magazine reported about a confrontation between April and Victoria at the All-America Game after Landon's sister had urged her to stand onstage for his big announcement. April wanted only family in front of the camera. Landon's dad, Thomas, ended up having to intercede. When the cameras began rolling, there was Victoria standing directly behind Landon."
"What the (ESPN) article didn't mention, however, was the reason April was apparently upset, which may have tipped the scales in Alabama's favor. According to April, Victoria had allegedly been offered a job to work in head coach Nick Saban's office."
Roll Damn Victoria? That girl will not be allowed back in her home state, Louisiana, for a few years.
According to AL.com which determined that NCAA prohibitions on hiring "an individual associated with the prospective student-athlete" only applies to basketball. Of course Nick Saban, allegedly, knows this loophole in the NCAA system. Why do you think he is considered the best college football coach these days? Not because of his defensive coaching skills, but his desire to capitalize on flawed NCAA bylaws. Les Miles grins his teeth.
In an interview with ESPN Magazine, Justin stated that she was involved in an altercation with her son's girlfriend Victoria Lowery just before Collins announced his commitment to Alabama. Justin also told ESPN Magazine that she was offended by Saban's recruiting tactics saying "I think he stereotyped me."
Landon Collins has stated that he will sign his LOI to Alabama on Wednesday, National Signing Day. In other words, this is College Football's National Loophole Week! [Follow me @TravisHouser]