David Cornwell is an impressive quarterback prospect, and he has finally reached a decision on where he is going to take his talents and play college football. The highly sought after young man will be attending Alabama and should soon line up under center for the Crimson Tide, as he appears to be the heir to A.J. McCarron.
Cornwell announced the news via Twitter:
Officially committed to the University of Alabama! Roll Tide! 🐘— DC5 (@DavidCornwell5) June 14, 2013
This is a huge signing for Nick Saban, as he bolsters his already decorated 2014 recruiting class by adding an elite signal-caller in Cornwell.
The pro-style thrower looks ready to immediately contribute, and it’s no surprise that 247 Sports’ composite rankings grade him out as 4-star prospect and the No. 3 overall player at his position. In fact, Cornwell is so well regarded that he’s listed as the No. 40 overall recruit in 2014.
Alabama was fortunate to get a letter of intent from Cornwell, as a number of other prestigious programs around the country had him in their sights, including—but not limited to—the Miami Hurricanes, Virginia Tech Hokies and UCLA Bruins.
At 6’5”, 230 pounds, the Norman North High School star from Oklahoma has the physical tools to play the position at any level of organized football, even if he’s a late-bloomer. According to Scout.com, the youngster helped his team to an 11-3 record while throwing for 2,700 yards, 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions in his first year starting at the QB1 position.
Cornwell has a knack for picking things up quick, as evidenced by the consensus that he was the top performer at the US Army Combine in San Antonio this past January.
There’s plenty to like about this recruit, although his throwing motion is a bit unorthodox. He possesses better than expected athleticism and looks a bit like Landry Jones coming out of high school.
If Cornwell continues to develop and hones his mechanics, the sky is the limit for this promising young quarterback. It’s only a matter of time before he’s starring in Tuscaloosa and making plays to wow the crowd at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
In fact, due to his upside, potential and raw talent, it isn’t a stretch to say we may just see Cornwell playing on Sundays in the near future.