“He has been able to practice some,” Saban said. “His status for the game is still relatively up in the air, and it will probably be a game-day decision.”
High school connection: Alabama quarterback Mac Jones and Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade are both from Jacksonville, Fla., and played in 7-on-7 games together in high school.
“He comes from a great family, and he’s a technician,” Jones said, “and he’s kind of a perfectionist in his own way. He celebrates when he makes great plays, but he’s more of a quiet guy and just kind of does his job. In high school, he was really humble for being a top recruit, and at the time I wasn’t very highly recruited and he always had my back in interviews or anything like that. I really appreciate him and his family, and I’m just really happy for how he’s played throughout his career at Ohio State.”
Wade called it a blessing to be able to play against Jones.
“I’ve (known) Mac for a long time,” Wade said. “Money Making Mac, that’s what we called him. He is a confident guy. He’s a hard worker and great quarterback, and I’m really looking forward to playing against him this week.”