Isn't Jones the top LB in Alabama for 2018? A very week year in-state. Especially at DL.
Four-star tight end Malcolm Epps has decommitted from Alabama, he told BamaOnLine on Saturday.
The Spring (Texas) Dekaney product's commitment has been somewhat unstable since his primary recruiter, Bo Davis, left the staff last spring, therefore the parting of ways does not come as too much of a surprise.
"I wanted to get the full college recruiting process, and I didn't feel like I was getting that being committed," Epps told 247Sports' Brian Perroni at The Opening Regional in Houston.
Other schools have pushed for the Houston-area tight end, notably Michigan and Texas. But it's Bama that remains on top, for now.
"They're still my number one school," Epps said. "I just wanted the full experience."
Other schools in contention are Florida State, Ohio State and Texas A&M.
Tide head coach Nick Saban visited Epps' school last month. The four-star tight end is one of a handful of tight end targets Alabama is looking at in the 2018 class. Others include: Will Mallory, Jeremy Ruckert, Mustapha Muhammad and Zack Kuntz.
Tight end Malcolm Epps is no longer committed to Alabama, his father Wisley confirmed to AL.com.
Epps, a four-star recruit in the class of 2018 from Dekaney, Texas, had been committed to Alabama since Feb. 27, 2016.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Epps also told reporters the news at The Opening Regional in Houston. Wisley Epps said he believes Alabama is still in the mix.
Epps told 247Sports on Saturday at the regional that Alabama is still his No. 1 school, but he wanted to get the full recruiting experience and didn't believe he could do that as a committed player.
Epps is the nation's No. 6 tight end and the No. 126 player nationally. Florida State, Michigan, Texas and Nebraska are among his other offers.
Alabama signed two tight ends in each of the past two classes and inked two Texas tight ends this year in Kedrick James and Major Tennison.
Alabama has three current commitments in the class of 2018 - Bainbridge, Ga., running back Dameon Pierce, Memphis, Tenn., defensive end Jordan Davis and Hollywood, Fla., receiver Xavier Williams