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A unique journey to the top

David Cornwell went from unknown to can't miss in the span of three wild years

Updated: August 16, 2013, 7:32 PM ET
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN.com

Four days ago, David Cornwell and his Norman (Okla.) North teammates opened football practice in search of the Oklahoma large-school title that has eluded every program but two Tulsa-area powers since 1995.

Cornwell, a strong-armed quarterback, sits 32nd in the ESPN 300. He's a cornerstone in Alabama's top-rated class of 2014 recruits. At 6-foot-5, 241 pounds and as the No. 2-rated pocket passer nationally, he is difficult to overlook -- an imposing figure on the football landscape.

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