Alec Morris effect

Alabama fans who have been paying close attention the past few months on the quarterback situation saw big decisions fall in the last couple of weeks.


Gunner Kiel was the first to pull the trigger. The nation's top quarterback decided to stay in-state and commit to Indiana. Kiel joins his brother, Dusty, who is also a quarterback for the Hoosiers. Family gatherings should go well when the starter is named.

Jameis Winston made it official with his commitment to Florida State. The Seminoles will watch the MLB Draft closely next spring in case their signee opts for baseball.

Alec Morris emerged quickly following Winston's announcement. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound previous Wake Forest commitment earned his first offer this summer from the Deacons.

"I am going to college to play football, and I want to do it at the best place possible-and that's Alabama," Morris told Scout.com. "When I committed to Wake Forest I really committed to go to school there. There are a bunch of kids who would kill to be in that position and be able to make that choice. But Alabama offered me, and I knew I had to re-evaluate the decision, and make the choice that's best for me."

Morris is a big quarterback who plays for one of the top programs in the state of Texas. Allen High School is ranked pre-season the No. 1 Class 5A team in the state. Morris passed for 2,500 yards and 22 touchdowns leading his team to a 10-2 record in 2010 in his first season as the starting quarterback.

Greyson Lambert came off the board this past weekend. The coaching staff offered Lambert a year ago, but wanted to see him at camp in July to see how well he had progressed from a leg injury. Lambert committed to Virginia on Saturday.

Jeremy Liggins, three-star quarterback from Oxford-Lafayette, Miss., has been talked about among Alabama circles. LSU and Ole Miss are the leaders for his signature.

Faton Bauta, three-star quarterback from Palm Beach Gardens-Dwyer, Fla., received an offer from Alabama in June. He recently said he has not talked with the Tide staff in a while.

Other quarterbacks who have made their college decisions with Tide offers include Matt Davis (Texas A&M), Connor Brewer (Texas), Chad Kelly (Clemson) and Will Gardner (Louisville).

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