Alabama considered it a huge score when they landed David Cornwell as a part of its 2014 recruiting class. Cornwell was rated the No. 57 prospect coming out of high school that year and the fourth best pocket passer in the country.
At 6-foot-5, Cornwell had the kind of size and arm strength that every school in the country was coveting. He never played a snap as a member of the Crimson Tide.
Now a redshirt sophomore, Cornwell will have two years of eligibility left at his new school: the University of Nevada. The quarterback should get his fair shake to climb out of the bottom of the depth chart at his new school.
While at Alabama, Cornwell was relegated to backup duty under Jake Coker two seasons ago, and saw freshman Jalen Hurts get the starting role this year.
This year he will likely compete against Ty Gangi, who started four games last season for the Wolfpack.
Nevada went 5-7 last season and fired Brian Polian after only one year. Jay Norvell will be leading the team now, after serving as passing coordinator at Arizona State.
With all the change taking place at the university, Cornwell likely chose the school based on likeliest place for immediate playing time.