Last edited by RTR91; June 18th, 2014 at 11:13 AM.
"I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
Rasuputin's response to my question "What benefit do tablets provide students?"
(In an old southern trailer park redneck beer in hand marlboro light in other and camoflauge cutoff shorts man's voice) If a tablet was good enough for Moses and the 10 Commandments then by god they are good enough for my children in school today!!!!!!!
Wow! What a class....
Wow, very big news here, and very refreshing for Alabama fans. To be sure, this is a far better talent than I ever expected us to land at QB in 2015 with Coker, Bateman, and Cornwell on campus. This kid has all of the physical tools, and he is by no means a long-term developmental project that we are taking a flyer on (like, for example, Fanuzzi, Ely, McLeod, etc.). Very big pick-up here.
Real question: Can we keep him? Barnett plans to enroll early, but even so that still means we have to hang onto him for another 6+ months, and it a verbal commitment certainly doesn't change the fact that 2,000 miles still separates Corona and Tuscaloosa. The previous de-commitment from Notre Dame a few weeks ago also gives pause for concern. At the very least, expect that the staff will continue to recruit him non-stop, verbal commitment to us or no.
At this point I expected us to not have a QB commit in this class to be honest. The flirtations by a couple of guys (Barnett included) seemed like just that to me. Very surprised, and very excited. As everyone else has said, it is a long time to signing day...let's hope we hold him!
"They're not better than us," Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick said of the Tide. "They're better than everyone."
Actually I could see him earning a shot early on, Bateman has not panned out like most thought (and myself) and after Coker is gone he would be a RS-F in an open QB battle more than likely so it's not like he will be sitting for 3 years with no shot. By then I'd imagine Bateman would be in the Alec Morris boat if he doesn't improve.