QB Bateman talks Bama commitment 

May, 21, 2012
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With the recruiting process behind him, Cooper Bateman looked confident and relaxed at the Oakland Elite 11 regional over the weekend. The Salt Lake City quarterback had already earned an invite to the finals, but he still came out to compete.

The week before the event, Bateman committed to the University of Alabama, giving the Crimson Tide their highest-rated quarterback since Phillip Sims signed with UA in 2010.

Bateman, a member of the ESPN 150 and the No. 6 ranked quarterback in the nation, chose Alabama over his other finalists, Auburn, Florida, LSU and Washington. He talked to ESPN’s Recruiting Nation about his commitment.

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