"We took off after my game Friday and drove half way," said Connor Mitch (6'3/215). "We got up early Saturday morning and got there about noon."
With an 8 p.m. kickoff, Mitch took full advantage of his time in Tuscaloosa.
"Me and my dad just walked around," Mitch said. "We went to the Bear Bryant Museum, which was really special. Then we watched the Walk of Champions and headed over to the football facility."
The atmosphere in Bryant-Denny Stadium really impressed the Raleigh Quarterback.
"It was the craziest thing I have ever seen before," he said. "When I walked out through tunnel for pregame, it looked like something you would see in a movie"
The Wakefield signal-caller got to talk to some of the Crimson Tide's coaches.
"After the game I talked to Coach Rumph, who recruits N.C. and to the quarterback's coach, Coach McElwain," he said. "Coach McElwain said he would come visit me this spring and wanted me to come back down during the summer."
The Wolverines' star has visited several schools, but said the trip to Tuscaloosa was the best.
"It was just a great game to see, the SEC is just a different kind of conference," said Mitch. "The players were just amazing. It was by far the best visit I have taken."
He has two more visits scheduled before the end of the season.
Recruiting interest is picking up for the Wakefield product. Mitch already has offers from North Carolina, North Carolina State, and East Carolina. However, he is also hearing a lot from Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn, Rutgers, and Maryland.
Wakefield's season ended Friday night, but the junior quarterback has no plans to rest during the off-season. He plans to train at Raleigh's D1 Sports, Monday through Friday. The franchise is co-owned by NFL quarterback's Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers. In 12 games this season, Mitch threw for 4,100 yards and 51 touchdowns.