Earlier this week, there was a kerfuffle involving Oneonta LB/LS Riley Cole, who decommitted very publicly following a request by the Alabama staff that he greyshirt for the fall.
The reasons were fairly simple: Alabama already has a fantastic scholarship long-snapper in upcoming-Senior Cole Mazza. Cole would have never seen the field this fall; thus, counting that schollie towards next year's enrollment was better for the team, given the needs at LB, DL, WR and RB the Tide face in the upcoming two years.
Cole is now a forgotten postscript, as Alabama has found a player even better, and one who has foregone scholarships at excellent military academies in order to walk on in Tuscaloosa.
Chris Sailer Kicking ranks Meyer as the 12th-best long snapper in this year's recruiting class. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Meyer, who has scholarship offers from Army and Air Force, was named to the "All-Saban team" at Alabama's specialists camp, according to the Chris Sailer Kicking website.
How good is Meyer? Let the specialists at Chris Sailer explain what the Tide is getting:
"Watching him snap all weekend was outstanding. I can't emphasize enough just how smooth he is when he snaps the ball. Quick release makes the ball jump back for the first five yards and it just keeps on rolling from that point on. Love to see him continue to put on some size and work on his athletic ability. Very, very good long snapper that is right on target."
If that's not one helluva' ringing endorsement, on top of the All-Saban summer camp designation, I'm not sure what is. Welcome aboard Scott, thank you for your selflessness, and Roll Tide: It's hard to imagine there won't be a scholarship in your future in 2017.