Storey earns 'Bama offer at camp

Alabama offered its second class of 2015 quarterback in a three-day span on Tuesday with the extension to Ty Storey. The emerging talent breaks down how he learned of the news and much more inside.

Alabama has hosted dozens of prospects over the last week at the initial Nick Saban football camp, but only three players have walked away with verbal scholarship offers from the coach himself.

The latest to earn the honor was Ty Storey on Tuesday, who learned of the news in the afternoon.

"I had a good day, Coach Nuss got me and two other quarterbacks to work us out individually," said the class of 2015 quarterback. "Coach Saban was there for like 40 minutes.

"Then they told me to go see Coach Saban."

"He pretty much gave us a rundown on how Alabama football is played and how they want to run it," he continued. "He said they wanted to offer and he called my coach to make it official."

While excited for his first SEC offer, Storey had QB poise in how he reacted to the news.

"It was a very cool moment," he admitted. "But I'm not focused on that now, I'm trying to get better and be the best quarterback I can be for my high school team.

"But I know they're winners, over the last two years especially. It's a great program, they know how to coach guys, definitely."

Growing up an playing at Charleston (Ark.) High, the Storeys followed the Razorbacks closely.

"I was an Arkansas fan and so is my family, but it's going to be whatever school I fit in best and what staff is my favorite," he said. "It comes down to more than just your favorite team."

The Alabama staff has been involved with tracking the 6-foot-3, 217-pounder throughout the spring before getting the jump on other SEC schools with the offer.

"It's been a long process since Coach [Billy] Napier came to watch me throw at Charleston," said Storey. "He said Saban was really impressed with my tape, too. I guess it started way back then, and today topped it off."

It's not common for the Tide to offer a rising junior at the quarterback position, but he has done so twice over the last three days (Ricky Town).

"He (Saban) just talked about how he usually doesn't offer this early in the process," he added. "But he pretty much was talking about how they don't expect a commitment or anything big this early on."

Going forward, the class of 2015 talent is simply looking to win ball games at the prep level. After that, he'll look to likely enter a new offensive system at some major college program.

Said Storey, "In high school, we're a spread, but I'm probably looking for a pro-style offense. I'm open, though."


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