Alabama offered the great grandson of Bear Bryant, a four-star quarterback named Paul Tyson, on Friday.
Paul Tyson, a four-star quarterback and the great grandson of Paul "Bear" Bryant, was offered by Alabama on Friday afternoon. Tyson, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound signal-caller from Trussville, Alabama, shared the news on his Twitter account.
Tyson, who has been shooting up the charts, is ranked as the eighth-best player in the state.
Tyson has offers from 13 schools - Alabama, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Army, UConn, Duke, Jacksonville State, Kentucky, NC State, Oregon Pittsburgh, USC and Wisconsin.
ESPN reports that Alabama head coach Nick Saban made the offer personally.
"I was actually down at Alabama, watching their bowl practice, and Coach [Nick] Saban walked over and said I've earned it, I've had a really good year and he was deciding to offer me," Tyson said. "It definitely meant a lot to me. It was a big honor that it was coming from him personally."
Bear Bryant coached at Alabama from 1958-1982. As the head man of the Crimson Tide, winning 14 SEC titles and six national championships. He finished with a record of 232-46-9.