Alabama is still searching for its Class of 2018 quarterback, and the Crimson Tide made a significant offer Tuesday night.
Brock Purdy, a 3-star prospect from Perry High School (Gilbert, Ariz.), already had a preferred walk-on offer from the Tide, but Alabama went ahead and offered him a full-ride scholarship. SEC Country first alerted you to Alabama’s interest in Purdy over a week ago as a possible quarterback target.
The 6-foot-1, 197-pound prospect led his school to the state championship while throwing for 57 touchdown passes and 4,410 passing yards. He also rushed for 1,016 yards and had 10 touchdowns. Purdy was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Arizona.
New Alabama assistant Jeff Banks visited Purdy and his family on Monday.
Purdy will take an official visit to Tuscaloosa next weekend. Arizona quarterback commit Jamarye Joiner was expected to take an official visit to Tuscaloosa on Feb. 2, but he announced his recruitment was shut down Tuesday night. The Tide are also recruiting 4-star prospect James Foster, who is from Montgomery, Ala. Foster is still being evaluated at this time, though.