A few weeks ago Allen (Texas) quarterback Alec Morris made the decision to commit to Wake Forest after the Demon Deacons had made him a priority target. At the time he told DeaconsIllustrated.com that he was blown away on an unofficial visit and loved the offense.
However, a new school entered the picture shortly after his pledge. After missing out on quarterback targets Gunner Kiel and Jameis Winston, Alabama decided to take another look at the Lone Star State signal-caller. On Friday, Morris decided to switch his pledge.
"Alec Morris has changed his commitment from Wake Forest to Alabama," Allen offensive coordinator Jeff Fleener said. "He received the offer from Alabama last Friday, a week after committing to Wake."
It was not an easy decision for Morris to make as he was very comfortable with the Wake Forest coaches.
"He spent this week fishing in Alaska and has chosen to change his commitment," Fleener said. "He has informed both schools. He loved his visit (to Wake Forest) and the staff. He was pretty beat up about the decision but knew he could not pass up Alabama."
As far as the recruiting process is concerned, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Morris is solid in his new commitment to the Crimson Tide.
"He says there is not another school in America that could change his mind and he is done," Fleener said.
Allen enters the season ranked as a Top 10 team in the country partly due in part to Morris after he threw for 2,533 yards and 22 touchdowns a year ago. He earned quarterback MVP honors at both the Fort Worth and Houston NIKE Camps this spring.