The Florida State Seminoles got some expected, but still unwelcome, news today on the recruiting trail. IMG offensive lineman Aliou Bah has decided to re-open his recruitment. In what was an expected move that TN’s Three Stars first mentioned to readers towards the end of summer, Bah has decommitted from FSU, according to his announcement on Twitter.
Bah committed to FSU back in May, becoming the first offensive lineman to join Tribe 21. With Bah helping protect Tribe 21 quarterback commitment A.J. Duffy, the partnership seemed destined to continue in Tallahassee. While he initially had plenty of positive things to say about the Seminoles, as more offensive linemen joined the class throughout the summer, Bah became noticeably more quiet on social media. Then came word that the Georgia Bulldogs were sniffing around Bah and that the interest was being reciprocated. Bah took an official visit to watch UGA pound Arkansas, followed by a trip to UF, ultimately resulting in his decision to re-open his recruitment.
Bah will now decide among a final three of the Dawgs, the Florida Gators, and the Texas Longhorns. One of those three programs will ultimately land the 6’6”, 325 pound lineman from IMG Academy in the end, and my money is on Georgia. While Bah did not specify his reasons for the decommitment, FSU’s struggles this season and perhaps a desire to go to a program that views him as a tackle, rather than an interior lineman, likely contributed to this decision.
Check out the most recent Recruiting Thread for more on Tribe ‘22.
10/18 PM UPDATE: Bah announced his commitment to UGA this evening: