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QB Staver thinking over his options

Max Staver's recruitment continues to be eventful.

The quarterback from Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy has seen colleges by come this spring. Two of his favorite schools -- Alabama and LSU -- recently had quarterbacks commit. That makes Staver's decision that much more difficult. Is he willing to be the second quarterback in a class at an elite school, or would he rather be the sole quarterback in a class for a less lofty football program?

“If they're going to take two quarterbacks, I'm not afraid to go against anybody, but I'd like to be the No. 1 quarterback in the class taken. [But] if all else fails, I'll do it,” Staver said.

Staver has scholarship offers from Louisville, which also has a quarterback committed for the 2013 class, Mississippi State and Tennessee State. Wisconsin and Michigan State have also shown interest. Staver said he thought Toledo was close to offering and that he was going to start looking west for other schools that might have interest.

“That's kind of appealing out there because that's a quarterbacks' conference,” Staver said of the Pac-12. “They throw the ball a lot.”

Alabama is expected to take two quarterbacks after securing a commitment from Cooper Bateman from Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood. Staver seemed familiar with Bateman's abilities.

“I'm not afraid of him at all,” Staver said. “I think I could beat him out a little bit.”

Staver said he might attend a Crimson Tide camp in Tuscaloosa.

“It would be great to play for Alabama,” he said.

Staver said he hasn't heard much from nearby Tennessee since last year. He said the Vols were showing strong interest before several assistant coaching changes.