2021 QB Drake Maye Commits to Alabama
Move over Luke, it’s time to give little brother some shine.
Yes, his older brother is notable basketball stud Luke Maye of the 2017 National Champion Tar Heels. Though younger brother Drake Maye is just starting to pave his own way in his own sport. Additionally, he has kick-started that ride by verbally committing to the powerhouse Crimson Tide.
Most observers thought Maye would lean towards North Carolina, considering his familiarity with the school through his brother’s great run and his father, Mark, being a former quarterback there. However, Saban and the Tide were able to nab the Cornelius, North Carolina native through some slick recruiting work led by OC Steve Sarkisian and Safeties Coach Charles Kelly. The allure of the perennial powerhouse Alabama squad certainly had an influence on Drake. Stating that he “wanted to go to a big school to play football”, spurning other giants like Clemson and Georgia.
Maye is ranked as a composite 4-star pro-style quarterback recruit in the 2021 class by 247 Sports. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing in at a solid 203 pounds for his age. Maye is coming off a productive sophomore season, leading the Myers Park Mustangs to a school record in wins (13), while personally accounting for 38 total touchdowns and tossing for 3,201 yards. Also, he is known for having a quick and efficient release, excelling in the short to intermediate passing game with a college-ready body that will continue to fill out by the time he arrives in Tuscaloosa.
2021 Alabama Recruiting Class
While still a ways away, Alabama is continuing their pursuit towards one of the top recruitment classes in 2021. Additionally, they are slowly revving things up in the cycle, having already received a verbal commitment from 4-star defensive back Latrell McCutchin.
Written By Samit Bariana
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