Perfect 10 Visit for Nick Fanuzzi

Quarterback Nick Fanuzzi arrived in Tuscaloosa over the weekend and seems to have liked what he saw in the new Tide coaching staff and the University of Alabama. Fanuzzi is back in San Antonio, Texas and talks of his official visit to the Capstone.

"I would rate it a 10," Nick Fanuzzi said. "It was beautiful. "My host was (quarterback) John Parker Wilson."

"They (Alabama) have so much pride and so much tradition. They showed us the campus, the facilities. They showed us the dorms and the schools. Everything was just amazing there." asked Fanuzzi if he could envision himself in Tuscaloosa for the next four or five years.

"Oh definitely," he said.

Fanuzzi tells us what the visit has done for his decision making process.

"It helps out a lot. Alabama has definitely gone up," he said.

Fanuzzi's dad is familiar with the SEC as he played quarterback for the University of Kentucky in the 1970s.

The 6-3, 205-pound gunslinger took his official visit to the University of Miami Novermber 4, 2006. With these two visits behind him Fanuzzi talked of the deciding factors of his college decision.

"It just comes down to where I feel the most comfortable and the type of people that are going to be around me for the next few years," he said. "The coaches there (Tuscaloosa) and the players there made me feel really comfortable. That helps out."

And, the time-frame for his decison, "It's coming up," he said. "I'm not going to wait until signing day."

Fanuzzi talked about the new offensive coaches at the University of Alabama.

"They are great," he said. "I love coach Saban, coach Applewhite and coach Pendry. They are really cool. I like them all."

A very surprising part of the conversation came when we asked Fanuzzi if he would take any additional visits. Before his Tuscaloosa visit he was considering trips to Purdue, Arizona or Iowa State.

Today the answer to that question is, "No more visits," he said.

Alabama didn't appear on his radar before, and he discussed what brought the Tide into the picture.

"Well, I see some great opportunities at Alabama, and obviously the coaching change is going to be for the better," Fanuzzi said. "It's a great opportunity, and I felt that I needed to go there and see how I felt."

Fanuzzi has siblings who competed on the collegiate level at schools such as Texas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech. He talked about the pressure to stay in-state and play his college ball.

"There definitely was at first, but not too much," he laughed. "At least not from my family."

Alabama signed a Texas quarterback in the class of 2006, and we asked Fanuzzi if he spent time with the Southlake, Texas native Greg McElroy.

"I spent time with Greg and with John (Parker Wilson). They are both great guys," he said.

Fanuzzi told us about the on-field presentation the groups of recruits were treated to Saturday night.

"It was very impressive," he said. "It is a beautiful stadium. It is really impressive."

Fanuzzi was selected to the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio. He recorded 2,358 total yards of offense for his senior season in 11 games.

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