Understandably, David Cornwell and his family haven't wanted to speak to the media about his knee injury suffered two weeks ago while attempting to quick kick for Norman (Okla.) North.
During the play, as the knee was injured during the punt block, the four-star quarterback was down and needed crutches to get to the locker room.
After evaluation and some time before a diagnosis, the Alabama commitment and his family decided to have the knee surgically repaired to effectively end his senior season.
"It's a knee injury," Cornwell said Wednesday. "Out for the season, surgery went great, will be ready and participating fully in 'Bama spring practice.
"That's all I can say."
The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder will graduate this December before participating in the Under Armour All-America game with several additional Crimson Tide commitments and enrolling at Alabama soon after.
Scout.com currently tabs Cornwell as the No. 5 quarterback prospect in the country in the class of 2014.