The likelihood of Oklahoma State pulling Altee Tenpenny's commit to Alabama is, unfortunately, pretty low.
After all, Alabama just won its second straight BCS National Championship and it looks like it might add a third straight next year.
That said, the Cowboys can offer something 'Bama can't: immediate playing time.
Alabama did see leading rusher Eddie Lacy leave for the NFL, but they have a big stable of guys behind them that would probably bury Tenpenny on the depth chart.
T.J. Yeldon will be the Tide's premiere back in 2013 and should see the lion's share of the carries after his 2012 campaign.
Behind him are guys like Kenyan Drake, Blake Sims and Dee Hart, who were all also top recruits just a few years ago but have since proven they have legit skills at this level.
You also have to factor in that Tenpenny might not even be the best running back in Alabama's 2013 class.
The Tide is also bringing in Derrick Henry and Tyren Jones, who are both Top 15 backs.
Needless to say, playing time is going to be at a premium in 'Bama's backfield for at least a few years.
At Oklahoma State, Tenpenny would likely see himself inserted into the game plan right away and could become the Big 12's next Lache Seastrunk if he works hard enough.
In the end, it's going to come down to whether or not he wants to have an almost guaranteed shot at the national championship or if he wants the chance to showcase his talent from day one.