"I was very excited they (Alabama) finally offered me," said McElroy. "Alabama is a great school with a rich tradition. They have had a great line of quarterbacks. It was fun watching Brodie this year. He was a great player and a great leader."
"The Alabama coaches feel like I could come in and fill that role. I am very flattered they have thought about me as being their future quarterback."
McElroy threw for over 4,600 yards during his senior season. The Red Raiders lost to the Tide in the Cotton Bowl, but hope to keep the Southlake-Carroll, Texas gunslinger from leaving the state.
"I still feel pretty good about Texas Tech. It's a good situation for me. I am going to check out Alabama now that they have offered. I am going to make sure I make the right decision," McElroy said.
The 6-1, 205-pound Red Raider verbal commit was in Dallas and said, "I went to the game. It was a great game. It came down to the very end. I couldn't believe the kick went through. It was a weird looking kick, but Money [Jamie Christensen] came through again like always. From my angle--I was sitting at the 35 yard line--it looked like he completely shanked it. It was a fun game especially at the end."
McElroy has not set an official visit to Alabama, but plans to visit Tuscaloosa before signing day.