Hot quarterback prospect Robert Marve of Plant High School (Tampa, Fla.) isn't going to Alabama after all. Such is the magical allure of new Tide head coach Nick Saban, who played host to Marve's recruiting visit recently and obviously told one of his folksy, down-home coon-ass stories that everyone loves so much.
That person was former Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban, whom Marve visited in January but left, he said Wednesday, "not feeling it. I told Plant coach Bob Weiner after the (Alabama) visit that I would be going to play somewhere else," Marve said. "I have to feel it in my heart to know it's right and after I met (with Saban and the new coaches) it just wasn't there for me."
Marve, who set state single-season records for passing yards (4,380), touchdowns (48) and completions (278) and was named Mr. Florida Football and a Parade All-American this past season, then announced that he would attend the University of Miami. We're not sure what made him change his mind ... um, on second thought, yeah, we know who convinced him.