In the past two days, two Arkansas juniors-to-be have been offered scholarships by the defending national champs.
Charleston quarterback Ty Storey (6-3, 215) was offered by Alabama on Tuesday, a day after Pine Bluff tight Will Gragg (6-3, 240) got his offer from the Crimson Tide.
Both talented prospects got their offers after working out at the Crimson Tide camp.
"It's been a pretty big day for me," Storey said. "I worked out at the camp today and they let me know afterwards that I had an offer.
"It's a pretty big deal, but really it is just a continuation of a process," Storey added. "Alabama came to see me during spring practice and wanted me to come down and throw. It wasn't just how I did in one day."
It's the first of several camps for Storey, who was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Co-Offensive Player of the Year along with former Bryant and current North Little Rock all-purpose athlete K.J. Hill.
Storey passed for 3,397 yards and 48 touchdowns in his first high school season.
"I am going to Georgia's camp on Saturday and then may stop by Auburn," Storey said. "I'll be at Arkansas on Monday and then maybe go to Oklahoma State on Tuesday. Later on this summer I am going to Ole Miss. I'll probably go to some more.
"I think a lot of schools are getting close to offering and just want me to come on their campus and throw before they do," Storey said. "So I am just making these trips so that will happen."
Storey, who got his first offer from Arkansas State under its former staff, dismissed speculation that Arkansas has put itself behind in the race for him by not offering him before Alabama.
"No, not at all," Storey said. "I love Arkansas and I love their new staff. Coach Jim Chaney had been very clear with me that he wants to have me on campus first. He told me from the start that he does a lot of research on quarterbacks before he offers because he wants to make sure of the person on and off the field.
"I think that is the right way to do things and I am anxious to get up there and work out in front of them," Storey added. "Everything's cool there."
Storey is not expected to commit anywhere soon and Alabama head coach Nick Saban isn't expecting him to do so.
The Crimson Tide also offered 2015 quarterback prospect Ricky Town (6-4, 205) of Ventura, Calif., St. Bonaventure High School.
"Coach Saban called my coach to make it official," Storey said. "He said they usually don't offer quarterbacks this early, but that he saw things he liked about me. He said he wasn't expecting a commitment any time soon, that I needed to just work on getting better."
Storey is coming off a torn ACL and MCL, but is getting closer to being healthy.
"The last time I went for a check up was last month and they said it was 88 percent," Storey said. "I'm sure it's more than that now. I go to see (famed surgeon) Dr. (James) Andrews in July and I think it will be fully healthy by then. I feel really good."
Storey is looking forward to the 2013 high school season.
"We only lost four seniors so we are expecting to be really, really good," Storey said. "I want to get faster and stronger and just work on my timing with my receivers and be ready to go."
It's Storey Time
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