Coveted quarterback prospect Drake Maye committed to Alabama, spurning his home-state school and family legacy at North Carolina.
His brother, Luke, was a second-team All-ACC selection for the Tar Heels in the 2018-19 season, and their father, Mark, was UNC's starting quarterback in 1986-87.
Drake Maye (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) is a four-star recruit and the nation's No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2021, according to the 247Sports composite. A rising junior at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, he chose the Crimson Tide over offers from a number of schools, including North Carolina, Georgia, Clemson, Michigan and Ohio State.
"It's the winning mentality," he told BamaOnLine about his choice of Alabama. "I went down there in the spring and then for camp in the summer. I loved it. I sat down with Coach (Nick) Saban, just talked about the winning mentality. It's all about winning down there. To have Coach Saban say in the 2021 class that I was a big target, it meant a lot to me. I just felt like why not Bama, right? It's the best place in the country."
Last season, Maye threw for 3,201 yards with 36 touchdowns and five interceptions.
--Field Level Media