OPELIKA, Ala. -- Taking visits to premier college football programs and being courted by the nation’s top head coaches sounds lavish, but when the time to make a decision finally comes, it’s never an easy choice. Determining the next three to four years of your life rarely is. Just ask Reuben Foster, who committed three times during his recruitment, or Matthew Thomas, who signed with Florida State in February but now wants out of his letter of intent because he feels like he gave his signature in haste.
Despite the trend toward halfhearted commitments, recent Alabama cornerback commit Stephen Roberts (Opelika, Ala./Opelika) is sticking by his pledge. To him, the process is finished and he isn’t planning on taking visits elsewhere.