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Burgess-Becker still open to schools

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Shawn Burgess-Becker and Calvin Ridley - two Alabama commits fresh off a visit from Tuscaloosa - were at the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp in Tallahassee on Wednesday. The class of 2015 Coconut Creek (Fla.) Monarch teammates verbally committed to the Crimson Tide in April, but for them the recruiting process is still open.
When asked how firm his verbal commitment to the Tide is, Burgess-Becker offered wiggle room for other schools to potentially re-open the process.
"I would say 90 percent," said Burgess-Becker, a 6-foot, 194-pound athlete being recruited by the Tide as a defensive back. "I'm still looking at schools. Ohio State, Auburn and Miami are still in the mix. Florida State too."
Burgess-Becker said he hadn't had a chance to speak with Florida State coaches on Wednesday. Ridley was seen talking with coaches during camp though and met with them at its conclusion, however. It is believed the two are a package deal wherever they decide.
As for the visit to Alabama, Burgess-Becker said the trip was positive.
"It was pretty good," Burgess-Becker said. "I got a chance to sit down with Kirby Smart and went over a couple plays, watched the defense and secondary play - the type of things that build a connection. I was excited to get back up there and go over plays with teammates, little things like that."
As for his visit to Florida State, Burgess-Becker had good things to say.
"They have a really good defense so that stands out," he said. "I like the campus."
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