Elite QB prospect Drake Maye flips his commitment from Alabama to North Carolina
Alabama’s 2021 recruiting class just took a big hit.
Big news from North Carolina on Friday as Charlotte native Drake Maye has flipped his commitment from Alabama to North Carolina. Maye had been committed to Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide program dating back to July of 2019 and is coming off a junior season at Myers Park High School in which he threw for 50 touchdowns and only two interceptions.
Maye announced his flip from Alabama to UNC on Twitter.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound signal-caller is rated as the No. 56 overall recruit and the No. 6 pro-style passer in the country by 247Sports Composite Rankings. Following this news, Alabama is down to just one commitment for the 2021 recruiting cycle.
The Crimson Tide’s only pledge in the class belongs to Alabama defender, Deontae Lawson.
Here’s the statement Maye issued announcing his decision:
“First off, I’d like to thank Coach Saban and the entire staff for the opportunity to play at the University of Alabama, but after sitting down with my family, I have decided to decommit from Alabama. With that being said, I’m looking forward to playing for Coach Brown at the University of North Carolina. He, along with Coach Longo and Coach Bly, have been tremendous throughout my recruiting process and I couldn’t be more excited to become a Tar Heel! I’m committed to the University of North Carolina! Go Heels!”