Alabama isn’t lacking depth at quarterback, but head coach Nick Saban decided to extend a young signal caller the opportunity to enter the University of Alabama as a preferred walk-on. Seth Franks, a native of Brookwood, Ala., is a pro-style quarterback and a two-star prospect according to 247 sports and Rivals.com. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Franks accepted Alabama’s invitation on Wednesday. He will join a five-man quarterback rotation, headlined by senior Jake Coker.
Franks started his high school career at Brookwood, but really blossomed during his senior season at Tuscaloosa County. He threw for a little more than 2,000 passing yards with 20 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2014. According to Rivals.com, Jacksonville State was among the few schools to offer Franks a scholarship.
Prior to Wednesday’s news, Franks attended the Birmingham Nike Football Training Camp on Mar. 30, 2014. He was listed as an honorable mention 7A All-State Player in 2014, according to the American Sports Writers Association.