Alabama Kicks 5-Star 2016 Recruit Off Team

The Alabama Crimson Tide have already dismissed a highly touted member for the 2016 recruiting. Five-star OT Charles Baldwin has been kicked off the team, the school announced

Baldwin was dismissed for violating team rules, although what Baldwin did has not yet been revealed. In March, head coach Nick Saban said that Baldwin needed to buy-in. 

"A very good athlete. He’s got a lot of ability. He’s got a lot to learn," Saban said of Baldwin on March 28. “We’re going to continue to work with him, to get him to do things right, to get him to buy into doing things the way we need him to do them so he can have success here. I think it might take some time, but we’ve got a lot of patience and got a lot of people around here that are willing to see what we can make work with him."

A JUCO recruit, Baldwin was the No. 2 JUCO recruit in the country. He came to Alabama from ASA College. The Crimson Tide beat out Oklahoma, Georgia, Michigan State and Mississippi for him. 

An early enrollee, Baldwin had practiced with the team for spring ball. He was competing for the starting right tackle position, but true freshman Jonah Williams was ahead of him on the depth chart in the Spring Game. 

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