QB Will Gardner gets Bama offer

Updated: May 24, 2011, 3:33 PM ET
By Jamie Newberg
Things are picking up for QB Will Gardner (Douglas, Ga./Coffee County), who now has three scholarship offers, including one from the 2009 national champions.

"Louisville, Mississippi State and now Alabama have offered me," Gardner said via text. "Louisville was the first to offer me and they say I am the top guy on their board. I really wasn't expecting it when it came. It was a surprise. Alabama and Mississippi State were the same way. I haven't been offered by Florida but they seem serious."

Gardner, 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, is a big quarterback with a big arm.