Les Miles doesn’t have many friends in the state of Alabama, but he does have one fan in Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback, AJ McCarron who was recruited by the Tiger’s head coach who he will try to defeat Saturday night.
“He’s awesome,” McCarron said. “Literally, I don’t think we even talked much about football while I was there. It was more about stories and his upbringing and how he was raised. That’s really all I remember.”
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McCarron was a four-star recruit out of St. Paul’s Episcopal high school in Mobile, AL and the No. 7 pro-style quarterback according to 247Sports. He was the No. 4 recruit in the state after a career that saw him throw for 6,066 yards and 66 touchdown passes to only nine interceptions.
The sterling touchdown to interception ratio has carried over into his college career where he has thrown only 11 interceptions in 899 career attempts.
LSU signed Jordan Jefferson the year before and in McCarron’s class had a commitment from top dual-threat quarterback Russell Shepard–who switched to receiver–and three-star quarterback, Chris Garrett who transferred to Northwestern State after his redshirt freshman season at LSU.
Can you imagine how different the landscape of college football would be had McCarron decided to attend LSU?