Alabama football lost its top commitment to Auburn when linebacker Reuben Foster flip-flopped last week. It appears the Crimson Tide has now lost another commitment, this one to its other big Southeastern Conference rival.
Several recruiting websites reported Friday that offensive guard Andy Dodd has switched his commitment from Alabama to LSU.
The arrival of Dodd would bring the Tigers to 21 commitments for the 2013 class, meaning they would only have four spots remaining for February’s signing date.
According to the reports, Dodd committed to LSU while visiting campus Friday.
The rising senior out of Pepperell High in Lindale, Ga., committed to Alabama in March, but said earlier in the week he had spoken with coach Nick Saban about his future and expressed he might be having a change of heart.
“Basically we talked about the reasons why I committed to them, but honestly I rushed into my decision without really thinking about it,” Dodd told 247Sports. “Coach Saban knows I am going to LSU this weekend.”
Dodd, 6-foot-4, 315 pounds, is listed by ESPN as the No. 169 prospect in the nation.
Reports of Dodd’s commitment to LSU come on the heels of ex-Alabama pledge Reuben Foster, regarded as the nation’s top linebacker recruit, announcing last week he planned to attend Auburn instead.
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