At this point it looks like Miami's shot to get him down for visit is the the weekend before he announces on the 31st, but the announcement video will be filmed before that. Bama has moved in another direction so him mentioning them is him just keeping hope alive.
The interesting thing is that Notre Dame is supposedly trying to get him to visit that last weekend also.
UF has already replaced the DT's that decommited earlier in the recruiting season. So I am not thinking there is much more playing time available than at Miami. I think the whole UF is in the SEC stuff is what is leading him to consider UF.
2017 Miami DT commit Jon Ford needs to get in Elijah Conliffe's ear about playing together at Miami, since the two played side by side in the Offense -Defense All American game. They played for the red team and shut down their side of the field. Hopefully they formed some type of bond.
Kool shouldn't have to explain his greatness to anybody due to his rsum with dlineman. Hell he left another possible first round pick at Missouri and he never got highly touted stud's. If this kid really can't see how much of a blessing it is to get that ttype of respect then good luck in your future failures