QB Diaries: Cornwell returns to T-Town

BamaMag.com continues its weekly series today with another look at David Cornwell's senior season both on and off the field. The Alabama commitment took in Tuscaloosa after leading his team to a shootout win, and he recaps his trip to Alabama and more in the fourth installment of the series.

BamaMag.com will catch up with four-star David Cornwell each week for an in-depth look at his senior season both on and off the field. The following is the fourth installment of the "QB Diaries," in which Cornwell goes through his time back at Alabama and much more.

Alabama's prized quarterback commitment played as such for the second-straight week on Friday, this time in leading Norman (Okla.) North to a shootout win over previously unbeaten Midwest City (Okla.).

Cornwell led a final drive during what was a 42-all game to set up a field goal as time expired to even the Timberwolves' 2013 record to 2-2. He threw for 363 yards and four scores on 37-of-50 passing on the evening, including one interception. The senior also ran for 43 yards en route to 400-plus total yards. He's now thrown for at least 350 yards and three touchdowns in three straight games.

As if that weren't enough of a positive for the weekend, the four-star traveled to Tuscaloosa to witness Alabama's 25-0 win over nationally ranked Ole Miss the day after the last-second win.

"Cameron Robinson, he asked me to go (to the game) and I look forward to seeing him again," he said last week.

After the trip, Cornwell was all smiles.

"It was a great experience, nice to be back in Tuscaloosa, which is feeling more like home," he said. "Awesome to have time with Coach [Nick] Saban and Nuss (Doug Nussmeier) and to enjoy the win."

The coaching staff doesn't have to recruit the No. 5 QB in America anymore, but even still their message to him was to be kept secret.

"Can't say," he said laughing when asked.

Cornwell, of course, spent time with fellow class-headliner Cam Robinson while on campus as well as Cameron Sims, who was in Tuscaloosa for the first time as a commitment like Robinson was.

"Cam Robinson is my man, Cam Sims was probably the most surprising," he said. "I had no idea he was that big. He's a player, you can tell.

"But we were just being kids, no recruiting needed now."

During the shutout, Cornwell was busy envisioning himself in A.J. McCarron's role.

"I try to picture myself making the throws or guessing what play they are going to run," he said.

The four-star and Norman North take on Yukon (Okla.) on Friday. The Millers are 3-1 this season.


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