David Cornwell (Norman, OK)
Vitals: 6’5”, 241 lbs.
- Rivals: Four Star, No. 3 Position
- ESPN: Four Star, No. 4 Position
- Scout: Four Star, No. 7 Position
- 247Sports: Four Star, No. 3 Position
Other Offers of Interest: Oklahoma, Indiana, UCLA
3 Best Attributes: arm strength, size, accuracy
By far the biggest quarterback Nick Saban has recruited at Alabama, 6-foot-5, 240 lb. David Cornwell comes to Alabama as one of the top rated pocket passers in the 2014 recruiting class. Cornwell possesses the arm strength, touch, accuracy, quick release and pure toughness that every pro style offense covets. He’s drawn comparisons to both Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger in the past.
Cornwell tore his ACL in 2013, ending his season after just five games. He still threw for 1,445 yards and 12 TD in those five games. He signed with Alabama in January is already enrolled in classes, meaning he will be able to start practicing with Alabama in the spring. He says his knee will be 100% by then and he should compete with the other Alabama QBs on the team for the starting job in 2014.