Amid uncertainty at Florida and the team’s struggles on offense, the leader of the Gators’ 2018 class, 4-star quarterback Matt Corral, may possibly take an official visit to Alabama this weekend for the team’s game against Mercer, a source close to the program told SEC Country.
The Crimson Tide are still looking to fill the quarterback spot in their 2018 class. Emory Jones, a 4-star prospect who’s committed to Ohio State, appears to be the likeliest option, but it’s never a certainty that a recruit will flip his commitment.
Corral, before he committed to the Gators, had a top 3 of Alabama, Florida and Georgia this summer. He told SEC Country why he was strongly considering the Tide at the time.
“Coach Daboll is one of the biggest reasons (I’m interested in Alabama),” Corral told SEC Country at The Opening Finals in July. “Him having NFL experience, for sure, gives them an advantage.”
Alabama is in an interesting spot for quarterback recruiting this year because the team is loaded with young depth. Jalen Hurts is a sophomore and Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones are freshmen. It’s not an appealing situation for an elite Class of 2018 quarterback to commit there because early playing time doesn’t look obtainable; however, Corral sees the depth as a positive.
“I feel like they would be passing down knowledge to me,” Corral said. “I know Tua (Tagovailoa). He’s a great kid on and off the field. Now that he’s getting coached under Coach Daboll and Saban, he has a lot of stuff to pass on to me. I feel like that would make me a better person on and off the field.”
Corral is rated as the nation’s No. 3 pro-style quarterback.