The Alabama Crimson Tide already have their starting quarterback for at least the next two years in Tua Tagovailoa, another potential starter in Jalen Hurts, and two verbal commitments for the 2019 class in Tagovailoa's younger brother, Tualia, and Paul Tyson.
However, they're working to land another blue-chip quarterback prospect in Harrison Bailey (Marietta, GA), who is one of the best players in the entire 2020 recruiting class.
Alabama has been recruiting Bailey since he was in eighth grade, and while some may be deterred by the other quarterbacks currently committed to the Tide, Bailey says that won't play a factor in the decision.
“I really don’t mind at all,” Bailey told SEC Country. “I actually would prefer to compete instead of just me stepping in and automatically knowing I am going to play. I love competing. The two quarterbacks that would be in front of me [Tyson and Taulia Tagovailoa] can spin it, but I feel like I can compete with anybody.
“I just love competing. That’s all I can say. It never fazes me to compete. I have a vision for myself, and if I stay along that track, then I know I am going to succeed eventually and meet my goals.”
One of the reasons why Alabama is right at the forefront of Bailey's recruitment is because of his relationship with Nick Saban and the rest of the coaching staff at the school. He says he's visited the school 10 times throughout his recruitment sof ar.
“I just like going back because of the people and Coach [Nick] Saban,” Bailey told SEC Country. “Most of the time I go there, they have a new coaching staff. It’s in a good way, though. It’s not like they are getting fired or anything like that. They’re just going to the pros or becoming head coaches. I just have a good relationship with everyone there.
“I feel like [Saban]’s one of those coaches that if you ever need something from him, he’s going to do it for you. If your car broke down, he’s going to pick you up. He’s just that kind of guy. The relationship I am building with Coach Saban is great. I am starting to feel more comfortable with him. At first, it’s Nick Saban. Everyone’s heart is beating fast. I feel like I can just go into his office now and kick up my feet and have a regular conversation with him, and that’s how I like it.”
The 6-foot-5, 228-pounder is ranked as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback and No. 70 overall prospect in the 2020 class, according to 247sports.
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