Mentor quarterback Mitch Trubisky made the long drive from his Cleveland area home down to Tuscaloosa for Alabam’s A-Day this past weekend. Like fellow quarterback target Riley Ferguson, the weekend was Trubisky’s first time visiting Alabama and 6-foot-3, 195-pounder made sure to arrive early in order to maximize his time on campus. What happened…
Mentor quarterback Mitch Trubisky made the long drive from his Cleveland area home down to Tuscaloosa for A-Day. Like fellow quarterback target Riley Ferguson,
the weekend was Trubisky’s first time visiting Alabama and 6-foot-3,
195-pounder made sure to arrive early in order to maximize his time on
got to Alabama early Saturday morning. We got there earlier than
everyone else, so we could get through our day,” said Trubisky. “I think
it was good for the coaches to see that I’m interested and wouldn’t
mind going to their school even if it’s down south or further away. It
was good to get down there and see everyone in person. It was a good
The Ohio signal caller was greeted by area recruiter Lance Thompson and was able to sit down with head coach Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.
“We met Coach Thompson that morning and he talked to us for a
little bit. We went and met Coach Saban in his office. He talked about
Alabama and how it would be a good fit. He also talked about how he runs
things and how they turn their players into young men.
“It was really good to meet Coach Nussmeier. He said he was
really excited to have me down there. He hopes I can come back and throw
for them hopefully. He said he was excited to get this process going
and really likes me as a player.”
Trubisky was also able to interact with a few Crimson Tide players and signees, including class of 2012 five-star athlete Eddie Williams.
“They had a players’ panel of current players and we could ask
them questions. I also talked to a few recruits who just signed with
them. They were saying how much they loved it and there’s no other place
like Alabama. One of them was a wide receiver named Eddie Williams It was good to talk to them.”
After meeting with the coaches, Trubisky took a campus tour and
headed out for the spring game, where he noted the considerable fan
“We took a tour around the campus, looked at the dorms and
academic facilities, and then went to the spring game. The fans are
definitely a plus. It was impressive how many fans they had for a spring
game and you can tell how much they care about football. It’s cool how
much tradition they have at Alabama.”
Alabama currently sits in the dual-threat’s top three alongside
two Big Ten programs. Tennessee sits just outside his top group
following a Sunday stop in Knoxville.
“Alabama, Ohio State, and Michigan State are my top three not in
order. I also like Tennessee. I just visited there, actually. They have
not offered yet and are still in the process of evaluating me.”
The visit to Tennessee gave Trubisky an up close look at the Vol program and allowed him to meet with recruiter Sal Sunseri and other staff members.
“I like SEC football. I like how they have a lot of fans and a
pro-style offense. It was great to be around the coaches and seeing the
new things they’re putting in down there. It seems like they have a lot
of momentum and it’s a good time to be down there.”
Spring practice is next for Trubisky, who is looking forward to
throwing for coaches who stop by during the May Evaluation Period.
“College coaches are going to start to come to my school, so I’m
going to throw for them here. I’ll go to the schools who want me to
throw there in the summer if I’m interested. Coach Thompson is coming to
see me one time and Coach Nussmeier is coming for another.”
Trubisky has a grade of 87 from 247Sports, making him a
three-star prospect. As a junior, he passed for 3,845 yards and 41
touchdowns and ran for 611 yards and 12 more scores en route to being
named the Greater Cleveland High School Athlete of the Year.