It was learned Wednesday that four-star recruit Kobie Eubanks will not attend Alabama, as he failed to meet the academic requirements set forth by the NCAA to enroll at the school.
“We are disappointed for Kobie and his family,” Tide coach Avery Johnson said in a statement (via Matt Zenitz of AL.com). “Unfortunately, Kobie wasn’t cleared by the NCAA and we couldn’t get him admitted to the University of Alabama. He has a bright future and we wish him well.”
Eubanks, a 6’5”, 212-pound wing from Fort Launderdale, Florida (Elev8 Sports Institute), was to be a major player for Johnson as he tries to rebuild Alabama. He was noted for his quick release and ability to get hot from deep. Eubanks was viewed as a four-star recruit by 247 Sports and ranked as the 92nd best player in the 2015 class. He chose to attend Alabama over strong interest from Kansas.
Without Eubanks, Johnson’s 2015 recruiting class will now consist of 6’5” shooting guard Dazon Ingram, 6’5” small forward Brandon Austin and 6’8” power forward Donta Hall.