When Alabama gets going on the recruiting trail, it's hard to keep Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide from rolling. Just ask Mississippi State.
Where did he flip? Alabama, of course.
And the Tide keep on rolling...
In a text message, Holcombe explained his decision to Wesley Sinor of AL.com:
Since I've grown up here in Tuscaloosa and my dad played at Alabama for Coach Bryant, my ultimate goal has always been to play for the Crimson Tide. When that opportunity presented itself, it was one I couldn't refuse. To put on the same uniform my dad did is something I can't even put into words.
Holcombe goes to Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as if Alabama needed another advantage with a top recruit.
This is a flip that was almost destined to happen.
On one hand, this just demonstrates the fickle nature of commitments in college football recruiting. On the other, it's a testament to Alabama's effectiveness on the recruiting trail.
There's no doubt that Saban has Crimson Tide recruiting rolling on all cylinders. They may not finish with the No. 1 class, but then again, one would be foolish to pick against them.
All recruiting rankings are from 247Sports.