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Saban's best Tide QB prospect yet

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07:28 AM ET 06.17 | Quite a week for the recruiting class of 2014's quarterback corps, including Jacob Park, a 6-3, 197-pounder committing to Georgia. After Park's commitment, Alabama received a verbal pledge from David Cornwell, who is one of the best pro-style prospects in the 2014 class. The 6-5, 235-pounder from Norman North High School (Norman, OK), who recently won his appeal for a fifth year of high school football, is the best quarterback prospect to sign with the Crimson Tide in the Nick Saban era. He chose the Crimson Tide over offers from Notre Dame, Auburn and several other major programs. ... [Cornwell] passed for 2,742 yards and 27 touchdowns and rushed for 755 yards and six more scores last year.

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June 17, 2013  07:46 AM ET

Stoops couldn't land this young man in his back yard?

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June 17, 2013  07:52 AM ET
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Stoops couldn't land this young man in his back yard?

Bigger question, 5 years in HS?

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June 17, 2013  08:02 AM ET
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Bigger question, 5 years in HS?

I have no actual idea why, but would suppose injury one year? I don't see a kid having to repeat a grade in HS for academic issues being a QB recruit Saban would chase.

June 17, 2013  08:54 AM ET

One scenario which could translate into a partial 5th year of HS in order to meet graduation requirements is school-to-school transfers. Different school systems have different graduation requirements and may or may not recognize all course work from another system.

June 17, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Another scenario would be the HS offers more than one graduation certificate/diploma, e.g. general and academic. Park might want to graduate with a specific certificate, and to meet the requirements, he has to enroll for another Fall term in which the courses he needs are offered.

June 17, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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I have no actual idea why, but would suppose injury one year? I don't see a kid having to repeat a grade in HS for academic issues being a QB recruit Saban would chase.

If I recall, his last notable QB recruit was Sims. And, didn't he just leave UVa for academic reasons?

June 17, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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I have no actual idea why, but would suppose injury one year?

An injury or illness severe enough to keep him out of class for a term would extend his time in HS to meet graduation requirements.

June 17, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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If I recall, his last notable QB recruit was Sims.

I suppose McCarron wasn't a notable recruit, but he's steadily improved during his college career and got the job done in 2012.

June 17, 2013  09:05 AM ET

Mr. Cornwell should play for Nebraska.




<drum roll, cymbal crash>

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June 17, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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Bigger question, 5 years in HS?

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing!! What the hell is that all about??? How old is this kid???

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June 17, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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I believe there was some issue with missing a year of school or home schooling. Family emergency. He's not from Norman or Oklahoma and has only been there for one year. Move there from Florida. Missed 2011 season I think. Was leaning hard to Okie lite until Rudolph committed there a few weeks back.

Another Daxx?

June 17, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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I believe there was some issue with missing a year of school or home schooling. Family emergency. He's not from Norman or Oklahoma and has only been there for one year. Move there from Florida. Missed 2011 season I think. Was leaning hard to Okie lite until Rudolph committed there a few weeks back.

Correct!!! "The school year in question was 2011-12, when the Cornwell family lived in Florida. Cornwell didn't go to school or play football that year and was supposed to have been home-schooled by his mother. But she suffered a debilitating illness, and Cornwell never received any schooling that year"

 
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