Alabama gets thumbs-up from Cass Tech’s Kalon Gervin

David Goricki
The Detroit News
Kalon Gervin

Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Kalon Gervin, arguably the top player in the state, has more than three dozen college offers, and on Monday added Alabama to the list.

Gervin, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound four-star prospect for the Division 1 state champion Technicians, was headed home Tuesday from Alabama, where he had been for a weekend visit.

“It was nice,” Gervin told The Detroit News about the visit. “I got an offer. (Coach Nick Saban) said he liked me a lot, liked the way I played, liked how smooth I was and stuff like that. He offered me as a nickel.”

Gervin, who originally committed to Notre Dame, previously said he planned on making his decision by late July or early August. But he has scrapped that plan to take more time.

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“I’m not sure yet,” Gervin said. “I’m just going to take my time.”

Gervin said his top five schools are “Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Oregon, Alabama and probably Michigan State.”

Gervin said Michigan is not in the mix.

Gervin, who runs a 4.4 40, was a shut-down corner for Cass Tech, not allowing a single receiver to catch a pass on him while the Technicians won the state title with a 14-0 record. He had 23 tackles, 14 pass break-ups and one interception.