With Tua Tagovailoa off to the NFL, Alabama five-star QB signee Bryce Young is ready to compete for the starting job in Tuscaloosa.
The elite signal-caller out of Southern California chose Nick Saban and the Tide over hometown USC last year. The move made sense for a plethora of reasons – especially considering the current state of the Trojans’ program.
Many expect Mac Jones to take over the starting position for Alabama. But Young is fully capable of stepping in and making an impact for the Tide’s offense in 2020.
The five-star signee is certainly trying to win the starting gig. But he’s also focused on simply doing what the coaching staff and team asks of him. Young has a few, simple goals for his freshman season:
“It’s just to carry out whatever the coaches want from me,” Young said, via Paul Myerberg of USA Today. “I just want to maximize myself and listen to my coaches. Really, for me, it’s whatever the coaches ask of me. I’m just trying to get better and push myself to be the best I can. Just listen to the coaches. They’re not going to steer me wrong.”
Listening to Saban sounds like the right choice.
If Young can learn the offense ahead of Alabama’s season opener against USC, he has a good chance of being the Week 1 starter.
The five-star QB is looking to have a big freshman campaign.