Whether Alabama specifically is guilty or not, there's something not right about a pro-Alabama administration at a high school that offers extra credits for students, allowing highly-recruiting players to transfer in, play a year, and then commit to Alabama. It's a competitive disadvantage for the high school's opponents, and if it's not illegal recruiting it should be.
I am a Bama homer but I do think this comes down to a school not offering special classes, summer school, etc as opposed to another one offering these classes. IE there is a small school that does not have an AP honors program, so a student can transfer to another larger school that offers these programs with out penalty. I think the NCAA has a policy like this as well. Ask Russell Wilson for a better explanation. Slippery slope I agree, but Pruitt did coach with the Foley HS coach before he got the job at Bama so there is a history.