Alabama offers 5-star 2018 guard Anfernee Simons

In News by Blake Lovell

Alabama has offered 5-star 2018 guard Anfernee Simons.

The IMG Academy product decommitted from Louisville on September 27 after the fallout from the program’s involvement in the FBI’s investigation into college basketball recruiting.

Simons is ranked as the second-best shooting guard and No. 8 overall player in ESPN’s Top 100 for the 2018 recruiting class.

He has received interest from several other SEC schools, including Florida, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt.

Lovell’s Analysis

As soon as Simons announced his decision to step away from his commitment with the Cardinals, it was obvious that he’d garner a ton of attention.

It appeared early on that Florida and Vanderbilt would be high on the list, with Florida State also being near the top.

And now Avery Johnson and Alabama join the mix to try and lure the talented playmaker to Tuscaloosa.

Johnson and company compiled a tremendous 2017 class that included Collin Sexton and John Petty, so it’s clear that the Crimson Tide will continue to go for top players as long as the former NBA Coach of the Year is at the helm.

At this point, there are still a lot of unknowns regarding where Simons could lean given that no official visits have been scheduled.

Once those come into play, then we’ll all have a better idea of who may be in the best position to add the former Louisville commit.

For now, there will definitely be more power conference offers coming for the talented guard.

Blake Lovell is the founder of Southeast Hoops. He also hosts the Marching to Madness (national college basketball) and Southeast Hoops (SEC basketball) podcasts, which include interviews with coaches around the country. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Rivals, FanRag Sports, and many more.