Top quarterback prospect Greg McElroy, a Texas Tech commit, took his second official visit away from Lubbock this past weekend as the three-star rated signal caller got a chance to check out Alabama.
Though the 6-foot-2, 212-pound McElroy has remained committed to the Red Raiders but the Crimson Tide certainly left an impression on the Lone Star prospect.
"It was a nice visit down there, I really enjoyed myself," McElroy said. "I had a great time meeting all of the players down at Alabama. Plus, you just get a sense of the tradition when you get down there the second that you step on the playing field. You get the feeling of what the atmosphere was like on Saturday."
"Going to the stadium was probably my favorite part with the fight song going and everything."
McElroy says that he is still committed to Texas Tech, but that Alabama is certainly in the race right now.
"Anytime you're at a place different than what you're used to, you're going to think about the possibilities," McElroy said. "You can tell they're building a great program. I was happy that I got to meet some of the guys like my player host John Parker Wilson. He's such a great guy and you can tell that he's a good kid from a good background."
Another part of the trip that was memorable for McElroy was the chance to meet with the coaching staff including head coach Mike Shula along with other assistant coaches.
"I actually spoke with the coaches for quite a while," McElroy said. "We talked about all kinds of possibilities. There was some talk about plays and the bowl game. They kind of talked about their whole offensive theory."
"Then I spoke with coach Shula for an extended period of time. He's a great guy and he's got the program going in the right direction. You can just get that sense."
Up next is his trip to check out the school he originally committed to in Texas Tech. Then a decision will be made on where he stands with his college choice.
"I'll head up to Texas Tech this weekend and then that's going to be it," he said. "I'm not going to comment on the record about where each school stands in my mind just yet. It was just a really good trip and I have a lot to think about."
McElroy is rated as the No. 11 pro-style quarterback in the country.