For the first time since the 2011 season, the Alabama Crimson Tide will be starting off a football season with a new quarterback under center. One of the potential successors to AJ McCarron is incoming recruit, David Cornwell, who unfortunately suffered a set back last fall when he was forced to undergo knee surgery.
On Thursday, Cornwell tweeted out a message to Tide fans that should make them very happy, as he said that he’s back to feeling like his old self again after a throwing session.
Just got done throwing.. Been a long time but back to my old self. Thank god every day for this recovery process met a lot of great people!
— DC (@DavidCornwell5) January 16, 2014
Cornwell has already enrolled in classes in Tuscaloosa and will have a legitimate shot to win the starting quarterback job this spring with McCarron’s departure.
With the departure of Luke Del Rio this week from the program, Cornwell’s main competitor now will be senior Blake Sims, who is the only QB on the roster that has thrown a collegiate pass.