"I went to Alabama on Friday," said Will Gross. "I stayed up there until Sunday. I did work-out on Friday. The head coach, Nick Saban, was out there with me. The work-out went very good. He told me the only thing I need to work on is my ACT score. He loved my performance. He said he needs someone who can move around in the pocket. He said my footwork is really good.
"The rest of the weekend I just hung out with the players. Everything went real good. I feel like I am at home. Everyone treats everyone like family. It
feels just like home. It feels like it's right across the street from my house."
It's only natural the prospect is eager for an offer from the Tide or he would not have spent time demonstrating his skills for the coaching staff. Nick Saban knows how to motivate a student-athlete.
"They said once I get more score up I will get an offer from them," Gross exlained. "I have already taken the ACT. I get my score next week. It was hard, but I feel like I did good on it. Math and science were tough. I need to get a 17 or 18 on the test."
Campuses across the region have different landscapes which attract players as well as bonding with hopeful future teammates.
"I spent a lot of time with the players," Gross said. "They showed me a real good time. It was my first visit to Alabama. I liked how everything is close together. You don't have to walk far to anything.
"I like the city and especially the coaching staff. I really like the dorms. That stood out to me. I have seen a lot of dorms, and nobody has what Alabama has."
Gross plans to visit Kentucky in two weeks and will travel to Cincinnati in July. He does not have a list of favorites, but plans to trim a list of favorites to a handful by the end of the summer.
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