Quarterback AJ McCarron completed 17 of 29 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception on Saturday, connecting six times for 178 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Amari Cooper
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Continued a family tradition, by inking his scholarship papers with the Crimson Tide, joining brothers Barrett and Harrison as Alabama football players ... a middle linebacker and running back in high school who projects to the defensive side of the football at Alabama ... ESPN rated him as the No. 26 inside linebacker nationally and No. 11 in the state of Tennessee ... the No. 8 prospect in the state by CBSSports.com ... Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 22 linebacker and 11th in Tennessee ... ranked 40th at his position by Scout.com ... Tom Lemming of MaxPreps rated him the nation's No. 25 inside linebacker ... invited to play in both the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl and the Semper Fidelis All-America Bowl (unable to play due to basketball) ... earned All-State honors from both the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and TNVarsity.com in both 2011 and 2012 ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection and the publication's No. 18 outside linebacker ... Memphis Commercial Appeal Best of Preps in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... a finalist for Tennessee Mr. Football in 2012 when he captained Evangelical Christian to a state runner-up finish ... All-Region selection in his final three seasons and the Region Defensive MVP in 2011 ... set the school record for most tackles in a season and in a career ... led team in tackles as a sophomore, junior and senior ... scored 15 rushing touchdowns in 2011 and 10 in 2012 ... Southern Prep Stars top linebacker in 2012 ... helped lead his team to the state championship on the basketball court in 2010 ... father, Rex, played basketball for Alabama ... will join brother, Harrison, at the Capstone ... oldest brother, Barrett, started on three Crimson Tide National Championship teams (2009, 2011 and 2012) ... coached by Geoff Walters at Evangelical Christian School ... chose Alabama over Tennessee, Arkansas, Nebraska, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.