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Saban: Top recruit Alfano basically quit

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban says top recruit Antonio Alfano "basically quit."

Saban says the defensive end for the second-ranked Crimson Tide stopped coming to class and the football building. He says Alabama tried to set up counseling for him and that it remains available but "until he responds you just have to assume the guy quit."

Alfano's father, Frankie, posted on Twitter on Friday that his son's grandmother was "very ill and is still fighting on life support." He said Antonio had not attended classes or practices.

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