Greg McElroy Returns From Alabama

Lonestar State QB Greg McElroy made a commitment to the Texas Tech Red Raiders back in the month of September, but since that time some other schools have come into the picture including the Crimson Tide of Alabama. He made his official visit to Tuscaloosa over the weekend and he talks about the highlights of the trip as well as the status of his commitment right here with Scout.com.

"It was fantastic. It really couldn't have gone better. I went in open-minded being committed to Texas Tech, but I had a fantastic time. The coaches are great and it's definitely a place I could see myself the next 5 years," Greg McElroy said.

Alabama football is heavy on tradition and Greg got a healthy dose of it on his trip

"I loved the atmosphere. I had never been to a game there before but you can tell just how electric that place would get on a Saturday. They're expanding it to 92,000 and that place is going to be rocking next year. I love the facilities and all the tradition there as well. I didn't really have a good feel for that before this weekend and now I just love it."

As is customary on official visits, McElroy got to sit down with Coach Shula for a one on one conversation.

"We talked and discussed the offense and some of the things they do offensively. I got his offensive theory and it was fun just to get to sit down and talk with one of the greatest coaching names of all time in Shula. He's young but he's already made a definitive impact on Alabama and he has big plans for the future."

Current Alabama signal caller John Parker Wilson served as the host for Greg over the weekend.

"We talked about all kinds of stuff. We met up with most of the recruits and hung out. They showed us what they do on most Alabama nights and it's really similar to home. We got to know each other, play a little pool and watch a movie."

Although the Southlake Carroll QB still remains committed to Texas Tech, Alabama has taken a significant bite out of their lead.

"I'm still committed to Texas Tech. I feel good about them. I can't really specify how good though. I really like Alabama too. Alabama absolutely made up some ground this weekend. They made up some serious territory."

Greg admits there is a chance he could de-commit from the Red Raiders but the coaching staff in Lubbock will be trying to make sure that doesn't happen when he trips there next weekend for his official visit.

"I have a visit to Texas Tech next weekend and I will reevaluate my situation after that."

Stay tuned to Scout.com for the latest on Greg McElroy right up through signing day 2006…


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