In-state QB Hyatt takes in A-Day

One of the top underclassmen quarterbacks in the state of Alabama, Daulton Hyatt has become more familiar with some of the biggest programs in the country as his name circulates in more recruiting circles. On Saturday, he spent time at Alabama was impressed with the experience.

The quarterback renaissance in the state of Alabama is taking place within the class of 2017 with early four-star Jake Bentley, Daulton Hyatt and Jacob Free already emerging as major Power-5 prospects.

Hyatt, who has an early offer from Miami, has had a busy spring on the trail, which he capped at Alabama for its spring game on Saturday. It was his second overall visit to Tuscaloosa as a recruit.

"I attended junior day in February and got to meet with coach (Nick) Saban in his office," he said. "Today was more of a game type deal and there was a lot of people in town for the game. And junior day was more about seeing the facilities and meeting the coaches.

"I talked to coach (Bobby) Williams today. He said he was looking forward to coming up to watch me practice this spring."

The rising-junior arm mentioned the A-Day atmosphere as an element of the trip that stood out.

"The fan loyalty and support is what really stood out to me, and definitely the atmosphere," he said. "When we went to Denny Chimes there had been people there for two hours just to see coach Saban and the captains.

"I love it down there. The coaching staff is great and the facilities are definitely the best in the country. The tradition and family atmosphere also means a lot to me."

Hyatt doesn't yet hold an Alabama offer, but he will soon be evaluated in person by the UA staff.

"At junior day coach Saban told me that he really liked my highlight film and that I have good foot work. He also mentioned that he liked my arm strength and my ability to extend plays.

"I've got spring training coming up. Coach (James) Coley from Miami is coming to watch me and so is coach (Lane) Kiffin from 'Bama. I'm also going to Ohio State in May to compete in the Elite 11. I have 10 scheduled college one-day camps I'm going to be going to be attending this summer."

Should the Crimson Tide join the Hurricanes on the offer list, it may be hard for others to get Hyatt out of the Yellowhammer State lines for college.

"Alabama is definitely one of the schools I am most interested in," he said.

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