"They are getting a good one."

Alec Morris, three-star quarterback from Allen, Texas, switched his commitment from Wake Forest to the Tide. The Lone Star State signee talked 'Why Alabama' along with an in-depth interview with his head coach.


Alec Morris
Scout.com Rating: Three-star
Scout.com Rank: No. 37 Quarerback
Size: 6-foot-3, 240-pounds
School: Allen, Texas
Projected Position: Quarterback

Stats: Morris led Allen to an 11-1 record during his senior season completing 61-percent of his passes for 3,242 yards with 35 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He had 94 carries for 329 yards with nine touchdowns.

Accolades: County First Team, starting record 21-3 (never lost by more than seven), District MVP, team scored more than 40 points seven times, Texas AP All-State honorable mention 5A Quarterback behind Terrence Singleton (Baylor commitment) and junior quarterback Devante Kincade from Skyline.

Commit Date: 08/05/2011
Recruiting Competition: Wake Forest

Strengths/Improvements: "I am a good all-around quarterback. I can run a little bit. I can throw the ball nice. I am just looking to go win games."

Why Alabama: "First off when I went to work out with them in the summer I loved it," Morris told Scout.com. "I knew that is where I wanted to go. It's an elite program. It's one of the best programs in college football. Who wouldn't want to paly there. I guess once I get there I will be pretty excited.

"It really hasn't hit me I am going to Alabama. I went to Alabama during the season for the UNT and LSU game. The LSU game was unbelievable. There are no words that could describe the atmosphere at the game. The fans are crazy.

"I've been talking to Alabama since May or so when they came and watched my spring game. 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. Alabama offered me, and I knew I had to re-evaluate the decision and make the choice that's best for me."

Coach Quotes: "He's been a lot of fun," said Allen head coach Tom Westerberg. "He's been the starter for us for two years. He's just a terrific young man. They are getting a good one.

"He is a very hardworking kid, and he is a vocal leader when he has to be a vocal leader. He is not a rah-rah kid all the time, but when you need someone to step up he will step up.

"I guess with Alabama what they saw was maybe something similar to what they saw in Greg McElroy. He came from a good program in Texas that knows how to compete at a high level.

"It's just getting used to switching offenses [Morris adjustments]. What we run, and what Alabama runs, is a little bit different. He's going to have to get used to that. Get used to the terminology, but he's a very smart kid. He'll pick it up pretty good.

"He's already starting to work on a few things as far as being able to throw the football dropping from under center, and doing things like that. There are a lot of things he's already working on.

"We normally have about 14,000-15,000 [fans], but when we get into the play-offs he's played in front of 42,000 people at Cowboy Stadium. Being in front of a crowd is not going to bother him a whole lot."

Andrew Bone says: "Alec Morris caught the attention of the Alabama coaching staff during the spring evaluation period. He was invited to camp in the summer and impressed the coaching staff. Morriis is a big, physical quarterback who is a great game manager. He progressed tremendously from his junior to senior year. He is a smart player and limits his mistakes."

Rebecca Johnston contributed to this report.

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