4-Star QB Drake Maye Dedicates to Alabama over Clemson, Georgia, More
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Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide might have found their quarterback of the future.
Drake Maye, a highly regarded recruit in the 2021 class, announced his choice to join the Crimson Tide on his Twitter page Wednesday:
Maye checks in at 6′ 4″ and 200 pounds and is a 4-star possibility, per 247 Sports‘ composite rankings. He is also the No. 107 total player, No. 7 pro-style quarterback and No. 7 possibility from the state of North Carolina in his class.
Clemson, Georgia, Louisville and Maryland were likewise consisted of amongst the interested schools.
Maye told Hank South of 247 Sports’ BamaOnLine why he chose Alabama:
” It’s the winning mindset. I went down there in the spring and after that for camp in the summer season. I loved it. I took a seat with Coach (Nick) Saban, simply talked about the winning mentality, it’s everything about winning down there. To have Coach Saban state in the 2021 class that I was a big target, it suggested a lot to me. I simply seemed like why not Bama, right? It’s the very best place in the nation.”
Maye’s size stands out, and considering his siblings are taller than 6′ 7″, Charles Power of 247 Sports recommended he could continue growing before reaching the college level.
One of those siblings is Luke Maye (6′ 8″), who flourished during 4 seasons as a basketball gamer with the North Carolina Tar Heels. He won a nationwide title and was a two-time All-ACC selection. Their dad played football for the Tar Heels.
The more youthful Maye stated “it was definitely tough” not selecting North Carolina given his family’s tradition, per South.
The Tar Heels’ loss is Alabama’s gain, as it lands a quarterback who has impressed in a quick-passing function with the ability to spread out the ball around to a number of receivers.
While Power recommended he still needs to improve his capability to avoid pressure and connect on longer downfield tosses, Maye has time to develop prior to he suits up for the Crimson Tide. He can also focus all his attention on making strides on the field considering he no longer needs to fret about a college decision after dedicating early while doing so.