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Alabama correct choice for Morris

Alec Morris, Alabama's lone QB signee in 2012, sought tips from former Tide player

Updated: February 9, 2012, 5:05 PM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Before Alec Morris ever committed to the University of Alabama, he had a conversation with another Texas quarterback who took a similar path years earlier.

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Mark J. Rebilas/US PresswireFormer Tide quarterback Greg McElroy and 2012 QB Alec Morris have several similarities.
It was early August and Morris, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound signal caller from Allen, Texas, had a choice to make. He had just received an unexpected offer from the Tide and, although already committed to Wake Forest, he wrestled with the idea of playing for coach Nick Saban. Alabama seemed the way to go, but he had to be certain. So before he called Saban to give him the good news, he dialed up former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy for direction.


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