Travis Waller landed an offer from Alabama this weekend and he's definitely excited about the Crimson Tide for many reasons.
The Anaheim (Calif.) Servite has been talking with new assistant coach Lane Kiffin and after he saw Waller throw in recent weeks, he returned to Tuscaloosa, talked things over with coach Nick Saban and on Saturday offered the new four-star quarterback.
"They saw me about two weeks ago and he liked me a lot," Waller said. "The first thing he said, like a lot of coaches, was he liked my mechanics and how much they've changed and how much they improved. He said they liked my film but my mechanics got a lot better when he saw me throw in person. There's always room for improvement but he was impressed.
"What he told me was they're not looking for a run-style offense. They just need a quarterback who can make something happen with his feet and make the play last longer. I talked to him about that (Saturday) and he said he wanted to offer me a scholarship to Alabama and that's how it went down."
Waller has landed many major offers throughout the offseason. Getting one from Alabama is certainly noteworthy and it's a school he will definitely take into consideration.
"It's definitely a big program," Waller said. "To say I have an offer from Alabama is very big. The pro-style offense, that's one of the best things to prepare for the NFL so that bumps up my interest level with them for sure.
"The area doesn't really matter to me. My mom just wants to make sure wherever I go to take a visit and see if I fit in and how I feel about that environment. I like the pro-style and that would prepare me God willing if I get drafted, it would be a great place to go."
So far, the Servite quarterback has been offered by Alabama, Arizona, BYU, Cal, Colorado, Fresno State, Ole Miss, Northwestern, Penn State, Tennessee, Utah, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Washington.
Since he was in Northern California this past weekend for camps, Waller stopped by Cal on an unofficial visit.
"Cal went well," Waller said. "There were a lot of recruits there because of the NFTC. They mostly just showed me around, showed me the facilities, showed me the program.
"I was mostly with the receivers coach and the director of recruiting. They mostly just showed me around. They want me to go there but they just showed me around mostly."
Waller talked with Ohio State on Sunday night but the Buckeyes did not offer. He's still planning to visit there in June. Oregon is expected to see him work out this week. For his part, Waller still plans to take his time with the recruiting process.
"I know quarterbacks tend to commit early," Waller said. "I know people are committing left and right. I'm really patient with it. I just want to make sure it's the right school and the right fit."