And we thought the Cyrus Kouandjio story last year was must-see television drama. This was until we watched the last decision of the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 5.
I don't think anyone thought Landon Collins would pick the Crimson Tide. At the moment LSU was at their best in Tiger history, and this recruit only lives about an hour away from Baton Rouge.
Then the decision was announced, but it had to be the most awkward moment in Under Armour event history. The mom (April Justin) looked as if Landon had just committed a crime.
A huge pick up for the Crimson Tide, yet the cheers were overshadowed by the mom's look of grief. I know what Alabama fans were thinking: "Even if my son was going to Auburn, I would still be happy for him."
This story would not end its awkwardness that night. There was much more of the story that added to the fire. Right now, Alabama has their LOI in their fax, but it is hard to shake this feeling. Here are the factors of those strange emotions.