All the best to him...but the last time I checked you attended med school AFTER graduation from college. Now, he may plan on playing football as a grad student, but that would be at most one year.I saw an interview with him last night and he said it came down to UT had a new 6 year old medical school on campus that he could walk to everyday and Alabama's was not that convenient. I will give him credit for looking at all facets of a school and what you want to do after football. Good luck to him.
All that being said, if he's as smart as he seems, then use football to prepare you for life after football. Being a neurosurgeon outranks being a football player every day of the week.