Oklahoma recruiters get ‘caught off guard’ by Alabama’s recruiting blitz


Oklahoma recruiter Craig Thompson says the Crimson Tide and its coaches are using their recruiting blitzes to get him away from other schools.

He says he’s not sure how much of a factor recruiting analysts are to the Crimson Tigers recruiting strategy.

“They’re just taking advantage of our weaknesses,” he said.

“I don’t know how much more they’re going to exploit that.”

Thompson says he has no intention of playing for Alabama because of his family.

He said he had a few offers from other programs, but didn’t want to risk playing at a school he said he’d never leave.

“I know what I want and what I’m going to be doing.

If they come after me, they’re not going to take my talents away,” he added.

A spokesman for the University of Oklahoma, Todd Blackmon, said Friday that Thompson has no official scholarship offers from any of the other schools mentioned in this story.

Blackmon said the university was aware of the report but would not comment further.

Thompson said he’s considering his options.

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