Lead continues to grow

Johnathon McCrary, quarterback from Ellenwood-Cedar Grove, Ga., visited Tuscaloosa for his first-ever game at Bryant-Denny Stadium this past weekend. McCrary talked with Andrew Bone about the unofficial visit and thoughts on the game November 5th.

"The visit to Alabama was great," said Johnathon McCrary. "I talked to coach Saban, coach Mac [Jim McElwain] and coach Rumph. I talked to A.J. McCarron and Phillip Sims. I talked to fans. Overall it was great.

"The coaches told me they have seen my highlights this year. They wanted me to make sure I was applying myself at the game. They wanted me to take notes that I can take back with me to my high school.

"The Alabama coaches are great. They have one of the greatest staffs you can be a part of. They know how to handle themselves as coaches and me. That's something you want to be a part of."

The game experience was very special for the Peach State prospect.

"It almost brought tears to my eyes," McCrary said of being inside the stadium. "I have never seen a more beautiful stadium. I watched the history of Alabama on the Jumbotron. It was special. It was great.

"I thought the game was great. It was a fun game to watch. I saw AJ throw his first pick. He then helped his team win the game. He had a big second half. That's what a leader does. That was something I really noticed."

The University of Alabama has a solid lead in the early stages of the recruiting process for the Georgia native.

"They are definitely at the top," McCrary said. "I am very comfortable with Alabama. They have great character. I know Alabama is willing to sacrifice, and I am willing to sacrifice for them."

McCrary will return to Tuscaloosa for the LSU game.

"I can't say I will be favoring a side when the game kicks off, but after watching Alabama I know it will be very exciting."

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