- Alex Scarborough, ESPN Staff Writer
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Keenan Allen committed to the University of Alabama, he said he could hear the joy in coach Nick Saban's voice. He told reporters it was the happiest he'd heard the coach in all the times he had spoken with him.
"He just told me welcome to the Alabama family and that he hoped I was ready to go to work," Allen said at the time of his commitment.
The former four-star athlete's word didn't hold long, though.