Odds Nick Saban, Alabama Can Flip 4-Star S Holland Fisher from Virginia Tech

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIISeptember 27, 2012

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

4-star safety Holland Fisher is committed to play football for the Virginia Tech Hokies, and he has been for a while, but there may be a small chance that Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide can flip him over to their program.

At the very least he appears to be opening himself up for a try.

According to Dave Hooker of ESPN.com, Holland will take an official visit to Alabama this weekend:

Holland Fisher will take an official visit to Alabama this weekend for the Ole Miss game, according to his high school coach, Thomas Hall.

The trip is a bit surprising, as the safety prospect from Midlothian (Va.) Manchester has been committed to Virginia Tech since January and since has shown practically no interest in other schools.

What are the odds Alabama can get Fisher to de-commit from Virginia Tech and join the Crimson Tide?

Here's what I"m setting them at...

Odds Saban flips Fisher from Va Tech: 50%

Virginia Tech is a great school and they have a reputable football program, but comparing them to Alabama's dominance as of late would be like comparing the NFL and college football. They just aren't on the same level.

Sure, Frank Beamer is a great coach and a very good recruiter, but he can't compare to what Saban has to offer recruits.

Three National Championships speak louder than just about any recruiting pitch.

There's also the fact that Alabama's current 2013 recruiting class doesn't have a safety committed yet, and they only have one verbal from any kind of defensive back in 4-star corner Maurice Smith.

There's room in Alabama's class for a safety of Fisher's caliber, so that makes things even easier for Saban.

In the end, would you rather play for a national powerhouse with the shot of winning the National Championship year-in and year-out, or a nationally known football school that will compete in the ACC?

That's the power of Saban's pitch.

It may not work on Fisher and he may just go visit and decide Va Tech is really the place for him, but I wouldn't count the Crimson Tide out here.

I give them a 50 percent chance of being able to flip the 4-star safety.

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