Tide evaluating Florida QB

For some time now fans have assumed the Tide would hold off on signing a top-flight quarterback in the 2003 class, but that doesn't mean the Bama coaches have stopped evaluating the prospects.

Steve Moffett, 6-3, 190, from Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida, is one of the most mobile quarterbacks in the South. Alabama entered the picture late with Moffett, but it's possible the Tide may "steal" a visit from the versatile athlete.

Timed at 4.65 in the 40-yard dash, Moffett can beat you with his arm, feet, and mind. He displays great athleticism under center, plus he is very cool and calm under pressure.

Moffett has a strong arm. He threw for 2017 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior. He also rushed for 489 yards and 12 TDs, which works out to an average of 13.6 yards per carry.

A rangy QB with a silky smooth release, during the regular season as a senior Moffett has passed for 1,352 yards and 12 touchdowns and added 580 yards and 8 touchdowns on the ground.

"We only passed the ball a little over 100 times this season," Moffett told Scott Kennedy of BorderWars.com. "But (in one game) we went to the shotgun spread. I went 15/18 (passing) for 200 yards and had 113 yards rushing."

Under Tide Coach Dennis Franchione, Alabama's offensive schemes favor quarterbacks capable of throwing and running with the football. Fifth-year senior Tyler Watts has graduated, having set numerous records during his long career. A quarterback with Moffett's physical skills would fit in nicely in Tuscaloosa.

Moffett was chosen the most valuable quarterback at Florida's summer camp and overall MVP at Central Florida's camp.

Having already set his five visits to Southern Miss (12-6), Georgia (12-13), Central Florida (1-3), South Carolina (1-10), and Florida (1-24), Moffett would have to be considered a long-shot for the Tide. "All of those schools are pretty much even right now," Moffett said, speaking of his five scheduled visits.

If Moffett can be persuaded to switch an official visit to Alabama, then at obviously that point he'd become a serious possibility.


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