Daulton Hyatt is hoping he leaves Tuscaloosa Friday with an offer to play quarterback for the University of Alabama. He’s been waiting for that chance for years.
Hyatt, a three-star prospect from Etowah High School (Attalla, Ala.), told SEC Country that this visit for Alabama’s first spring practice isn’t about checking out the facilities or anything like that. It’s about business.
“I’m really just looking forward to hearing what they have to say to me about maybe getting an offer and hearing how interested in me now that (Jake) Fromm has de-committed,” Hyatt said.
Since Fromm de-committed last week, Alabama has offered two quarterbacks: four-stars Tua Tagavailoa from Hawaii and Jake Bentley from Opelika, Ala. The Tide have also re-affirmed an offer to Bailey Hockman, a four-star prospect from Powder Springs, Ga.
The Alabama staff is familiar with Hyatt. The 6-foot-4, 182-pounder has thrown for the Alabama coaching staff before, and he said both Lane Kiffin and Nick Saban complimented him. Now if those coaches were to offer him a scholarship Friday, would he accept it immediately?
“I really haven’t decided,” he said. “I don’t think I would commit on the spot. I’d really have to think about it. My Arkansas visit went really well. I really enjoyed it up there. So if I did get that offer, it would be a really tough decision.”
Along with Arkansas, Hyatt said his top five, in no particular order, is Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Missouri, West Virginia and Louisville.
If the Tide offered Friday, Hyatt said they would definitely be in that top group.
Hyatt is rated as the nation’s No. 29 pro-style quarterback and is the No. 28 prospect in the state of Alabama, per the 247Sports composite.
Chris Kirschner covers Alabama football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Bryant-Denny.