Quarterback Julian Sayin signed for Alabama on Wednesday.
Sayin, overall no. 34 on the ESPN 300 2024 and second-best junior dual threat quarterback, attends Carlsbad, California High School.
“Alabama is the standard for college football,” Sayin told ESPN. “They will train you hard. You will be disciplined there. And that’s something I’m looking for. And I want to be in a system where it carries over to the NFL. I’m trained hard and I want to get the best out of myself.
“It’s very similar to Bryce [Young] is doing. It’s an NFL offense and they’ll be making a lot of projection changes. You’ll be in control and that’s something I think I thrive in. I want to be part of it.
He chose the Crimson Tide over Georgia and LSU.
Sayin becomes the fourth-ranked member of the 2024 class in Alabama, the second-highest-ranked member of the class (cornerback Jaylen Mbakwe, No. 4 overall) and the first-ranked quarterback in the class.
For 2023, coach Nick Saban has signings of two ESPN 300 quarterbacks, Eli Holstein (No. 22) and Dylan Lonergan (No. 26), in a single class for the first time since 2019.
Sayin paid an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa on Oct. 22 to celebrate Alabama’s 30-6 victory over Mississippi State.
“I talked a lot with Coach [Bill] O’Brien, Coach Saban there,” he said. “It gave me a great feeling, just what they said about this being the place to play quarterback.”
In 10 games for Carlsbad High School, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Sayin has completed 69% of his passes and mustered 2,436 yards for 25 total touchdowns.
He threw for 2,302 yards with 23 touchdowns and only had three interceptions.
“I would say I’m a really accurate quarterback,” he said. “I have a lot of experience with football. My brother [Aidan], he’s the starter at Penn and I just learn a lot from him. I started sophomore year. Football IQ is quite high and very accurate. I can also play on the run.”
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/34931854/qb-julian-sayin-no-34-2024-espn-300-commits-alabama QB Julian Sayin, No. 34 in 2024 ESPN 300, commits to Alabama