Alabama Football Recruiting News: Calvin Ridley Won't Enroll Early, Academics To Blame?

Alabama landed one of the prizes of the 2015 recruiting class in 5-star WR Calvin Ridley, and they wanted to get him on campus as soon as possible...but news came out earlier this week that Ridley likely won't enroll early along with several of Alabama's other 2015 signees.

Word is that academics have been the reason for Ridley - who had been vocal about his desire to get on campus as soon as he could - hitting the brakes. We're hearing that test scores and related issues with the NCAA clearinghouse have prevented him from getting to Tuscaloosa just yet.

Widely touted as the heir to Amari Cooper, Ridley is ranked as the #1 or #2 wide receiver in the class of 2015 by every recruiting service in the game.

Don't worry about Ridley going back on his commitment to the Tide - despite taking a few visits elsewhere this fall, it doesn't sound like he's wavered at all. While Florida State tried hard to test his commitment to Alabama (Ridley visited in December), he reportedly told the coaches there that he wouldn't be going back on his commitment to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.

Once his test scores go up and he's cleared to graduate, Ridley - who has already turned 20 years old - will most likely enroll in the Summer.

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