Five-star pro-style quarterback Matt Corral has Alabama in his top three schools for one specific reason.
Corral told SEC Country at The Opening Finals that Alabama is in the mix because of new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
“Coach Daboll is one of the biggest reasons (I’m interested in Alabama),” Corral said. “He just texted me today and told me good luck and spin it. Him having NFL experience, for sure, gives them an advantage.”
Daboll was the tight ends coach for the New England Patriots prior to joining Alabama. He worked for the Patriots and Bill Belichick in two different stints, and he was a part of all five Super Bowl teams since 2001.
While Daboll doesn’t have experience as a college offensive coordinator, he did serve as the OC for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Miami Dolphins, and the Cleveland Browns.
Corral is also considering Florida and Georgia. He will visit Tuscaloosa for the first time on July 21, followed by a visit to Georgia on July 25. He will visit Florida sometime after his visit to Athens.
Corral is the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2018, and he is the No. 17 player in the country according to 247Sports. The 6’2, 196-pound prospect is from Long Beach, California, and he is the No. 2 player from the state.
Corral, a class of 2018 recruit, is expected to announce his commitment before the start of his senior season this fall. Georgia is the favorite, but Florida and Alabama are close behind.
(h/t SEC Country)