Four-Star QB Back from Tuscaloosa

One of the University of Alabama's priorities is keeping soft verbal Robert Marve on board with the Crimson Tide. Marve took his official visit to the Capstone this weekend with his parents.

."It was a great trip," Robert Marve said from Tampa-Plant, (Fla.). "It is just a big honor to go to the University of Alabama. I got to have my family around there. My dad got to see it, my mom and my little sister all came. They treated me very well, and it was a lot of fun."

Did Marve re-commit to Alabama?

"I did not, but it definitely went up some," he said. "I just feel obligated to do these other trips. The coaches were real understandable because of the situation. They just got there (Alabama), and they understand they have to recruit me still. I am still committed to Alabama though, I didn't de-commit or anything like that. I am just trying to work everything out."

"The best part of the trip was just getting to know coach Saban and the coaching staff. The offensive coordinator, coach Joe (Pendry), was a really cool guy. Talking to Major Applewhite was real cool too. Seeing my family's reaction to the campus was just real cool."

With a brand new staff on board a lot of people are curious of the new Tide offense. Marve shared his take from the weekend.

"I think it will be like LSU's offense was this past year," Marve said. "They said it will look like the LSU offense did against Notre Dame (Sugar Bowl). That type of offense where he spreads it out, but gets in the I-formation a little bit too."

Major Applewhite is the Crimson Tide's new quarterback coach, and Marve gave his thoughts on the 28-year old coach.

"He is definitely the type of guy you can look at and tell you want to play for. He is just a real cool guy, and he understands the game so well. He is a lot different from someone just reading it out of a book. He can kind of give you first hand experience on how it will look out there. That will help a lot," Marve said.

Marve's player host for the weekend was current Tide starting quarterback John Parker Wilson.

"We got along great," he said. "I wasn't sure exactly how it was going to be because he is the starting quarterback for Alabama. I didn't know if he was going to be cocky or not, but he wasn't. He was real cool. We hung out and had fun together. He took care of me, so it was fun."

Marve will visit Miami January 19 and Hawaii January 26. He talked about when a final decision is expected.

"I have to sit down with my family," he said. "My family really wants me to go to Alabama. That is really big now. I never really had their support before because they had never been to Alabama, but now they have. They really love the place. They said they can see me there. I have to sit down and talk to them. It will may be a little earlier than signing day, but it will probably be around February."

Stay tuned to as we continue to track the recruitment of Robert Marve.

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