As mentioned in Monday's recruiting post, the Crimson Tide showed great interest in former UGA tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith and hosted him for an official visit on January 24. On Monday evening, he made his official commitment to join Alabama in 2014.
Originally out of Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, GA coached by former Hoover coach and MTV starlet Rush Probst, Flournoy-Smith signed with Georgia in 2012. He played in eight games as a freshman but mostly on special teams. He did not record a reception.
In May of 2013, UGA campus police were summoned to a dorm room where he and starting Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons were reported to have "exhibited signs of marijuana ingestion". No drugs were found but Harvey-Clemons was suspended for the 2013 opener against Clemson while Flournoy-Smith transferred to Georgia Military College.
For the 2013 season, Flournoy-Smith only played in 6 games at GMC but had 6 catches, 5 of which went for touchdowns. You may recall previously #1 ranked GMC went to the NJCAA Championship Game where they lost to D.J. Pettway and Jarran Reed's #2 ranked East Mississippi Community College.
From what I have seen and heard about this young man, he realizes he made a mistake and is ready to put it all behind him.
He will have three years to complete two seasons of eligibility at Alabama.
(Remember that all verbal commitments are non-binding and any recruit is free to change his mind at any time up until he signs his name on the the dotted line. And even then...)