Dismukes picks Auburn
He said he was close to a decision earlier (ie a few months back) and he had a different decision in mind. He instead chose Auburn. "Things happen for a reason," he said.
So here's the deal. Dismukes was prepared to choose Alabama in early January. Nick Saban likes to lock 'em in early. Then Dismukes' 6-year-old niece came down with a nasty respiratory problem that prompted a 53-day hospital stay. Dismukes' mother, Kim, said any decisions regarding her son's college choice would be delayed until the niece's situation improved.
Once that happened in late February, Reese Dismukes had undergone a change of heart. That suited Kim just fine. She's a 1986 Auburn grad and a pharmacist here in town.
Wo why is he wearing a doo rag? Dismukes began wearing them during the football season because his hair was so long. It became his trademark. He even wore a doo rag -- matched with his date's outfit, of course -- to Spanish Fort's prom earlier this month. Kim went searching for an Auburn bandanna yesterday. She couldn't find one, so she made one from an old pharmacist's smock she had lying around.
It was an Auburn smock.
ALSO: He may take official visits to Alabama and Stanford when the times comes, but he reiterated his stance that he is and will be "100 percent Auburn."