After announcing his top eight back in November 2020, 2022 offensive tackle Aliou Bah narrowed his list down to six, listing them as his final contenders.
Bah, who transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL from Memphis, TN, released the list on March 28, naming the Florida State Seminoles, Penn State Nittany Lions, Oklahoma Sooners, Texas A&M Aggies, Texas Longhorns and Florida Gators as finalists in the competition for his services.
A notable name missing? Ohio State, who some had pegged as the favorite for Bah.
The 2022 prospect was originally listed as a composite four-star according to 247Sports, but a reluctancy on the service’s end to give him the fourth star on their own rankings has led to a slip in his composite score, which now has him as a three-star (87) recruit.
In November, here’s how he described five of those contenders (Texas had previously not been listed) in an interview with Tomahawk Nation
Florida State: Bah said he has a great relationship with the entire Seminoles staff, especially offensive line coach Alex Atkins. He realizes there’s an opportunity to play early in Tallahassee, and he likes the challenge of potentially rebuilding the program into greatness.
Florida: Bah considers Florida a top school academically and football-wise. He called them a dominant football program, and he likes their swag and drip.
Penn State: Bah said the Nittany Lions have been recruiting him for almost a year, even though they offered him just two weeks ago. He also mentioned that James Franklin is friends with his old head coach.
Oklahoma: Bah called Oklahoma “O Line U”. He said he has a good relationship with the staff, and the Sooners have great tradition.
Texas A&M: Bah mentioned that A&M had top-notch academics. He believes the Aggies have laid a great foundation. He has a great relationship with offensive line coach Josh Henson, and he believes he’s a good scheme fit in College Station.
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