BamaMag.com will catch up with four-star Alabama commitment David Cornwell each week for an in-depth look at his senior season both on and off the field. The following is the second installment of the "QB Diaries," in which Cornwell goes through the second game of his senior season and much more.
After taking time with his weekly "Hog" dinner in which he joins the offensive line for dinner, Cornwell took the time to reflect on Norman (Okla.) North's 41-38 win over Del City (Okla.) to improve to 1-1 on the season.
"Crazy game, though it is one of my all-time favorites," he said. "The emotions ran high and it ran down to the wire. The defense stepped up big time and I'm so proud of them.
"We grew up Friday night and have a long way to go, but we're on the right path."
As a passer, Cornwell also took a step in the right direction on Friday night.
"Been working on my feet all week," he said. "This is a part of my game Alabama has been stressing as well. I felt I did a lot better on drops and movement.
"As far as stats, I had 350 yards and three touchdowns."
While he elected to rest his body instead of traveling to College Station the next morning, the No. 5 quarterback prospect in America was glued into the No. 1 vs. No. 6 showdown on Saturday evening like most of the country was as UA was hosted by Texas A&M. He predicted a 10-point win the week before, during the first installment of "QB Diaries."
"It was insane, a crazy enviroment and so loud, but great to see 'Bama's offense step up," Cornwell said. "We all knew the defense could play, but to see A.J. (McCarron) lead those guys really made it a great win."
The confident four-star said he wasn't worried as much as most Crimson Tide fans likely were during what turned into a shootout as Alabama edged the Aggies 49-42.
"Eh, not really," he said. "I knew they would keep their composure. But if A&M would have went up three scores (in the first quarter), I would have been though."
In looking forward at Alabama's schedule, like most fans, the LSU game is already the next topic of conversation.
"If they stay focused, they will be fine against Colorado State," Cornwell said. "I'm good, just looking forward to LSU in November."
The senior is likely to take in the game in Tuscaloosa against the Tigers, along with many top commitments and recruiting targets, but his focus this week is on another revenge game for the Norman North Timberwolves.
He previews Friday night's game as the program looks for a second-straight victory.
"We play Westmoore (Oklahoma City, Okla.), who is the same type of team as Del City," Cornwell said. "They beat us last year in a rainy game. Everyone gives us their best shot, so we just have to play our game and we should take care of business."