Breaking: Top-Ranked In-State Tackle Javion Cohen Chooses Alabama Over Auburn

Tyler Martin

Four-star offensive tackle Javion Cohen has announced his decision to de-commit from Auburn and flip to Alabama on Twitter. Cohen had been committed to the Tigers since June, but over the last few weeks Alabama became the clear favorite to land his services and on Wednesday, it became official. 

"[Alabama] actually cared about me as a person by showing me the many different things that would help me grow as a young man," Cohen told Opelika-Auburn News. "And it's Alabama, where the standard is a national championship, not just a bowl game."

Last week, Cohen was in Tuscaloosa for an official visit. He plans to sign his letter of intent next week during the early signing period. 

Earlier this morning, it was reported by Jeffrey Lee of Rivals, that the Auburn coaching staff decided to pull Cohen's scholarship offer after his official visit to Alabama. Cohen expressed his reaction to that news on Twitter, which included an apparent text message exchange with Tigers' head coach Gus Malzahn, but has since deleted those tweets. 

Cohen is Alabama's 24th commit in the Class of 2020. He checks in as the 16th best player in the state according to 247sports and the 27th ranked offensive tackle in the nation. His commitment propels the Crimson Tide over Clemson for the top spot in the 247Sports' composite team rankings. 

The Central-Phenix City product is currently in Hattiesburg, Miss., preparing to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All Star Game on Saturday. 

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