No joke.. in hindsight, Devall was a bigger loss. But, since Collins was the consensus #1 player in the state, and played a position that was one of our main needs, AND made his announcement on the national stage to which he picked our biggest recruiting rival... it seemed like a huge blow at the time
Sentimore is another we "lost" that flamed out. Sylve is next. He's a redshirt freshman that's been moved from WR to CB and Bama has had true freshman CBs on the field this year, so he's been passed by some pups already.
As much time as Saban spends in La, it really isn't a big deal. He's gonna land a guy every now and then and he will miss on a lot more than he'll get.