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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Alabama says no thanks to package deal

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Not only is Alabama coach Nick Saban one of the best recruiters in the business, but he's also one of the pickiest when it comes to handing out scholarships.

Keenan Allen, a highly rated receiver/safety prospect from Greensboro, N.C., was one of Alabama's biggest targets this recruiting season and had been committed to the Crimson Tide for some time. But when his half-brother entered the picture, former Buffalo player Zach Maynard, things changed.

Saban wasn't interested in playing two-for-one, at least not when it came to giving out another scholarship in this class.

So in one of those strange-but-not-so-uncommon recruiting stories, Allen ended up signing with California on Wednesday and is taking his half-brother with him along with two other players from the Greensboro area.