And the legend of Bo Nix grows.
A day before he'll take the field for his final high school game — the 6A State Championship on Friday night — Pinson Valley quarterback Bo Nix has been named the Gatorade High School Player of the Year for Alabama.
As 2019's No. 1 dual-threat QB, Nix threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns in last week's semifinal win over Clay-Chalkville to become the state's all-time leader in total yardage.
This season, Nix is completing 59 percent of his passes for 3,496 yards and 48 touchdowns with five interceptions.
Nix has been committed to Gus Malzahn and the Tigers since January. He's the No. 3 rated prospect in Auburn's upcoming class behind linebacker Owen Pappoe and receiver George Pickens, and is expected to compete for the starting quarterback job as soon as he early enrolls and joins the team in the spring.
Nix's father, Patrick Nix, played at Auburn from 1992-95 and ranks seventh in program history in passing.
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Patrick Nix coaches his son at Pinson Valley, which will be looking to repeat on its first-ever state title from last season when it squares off with Saraland on Friday at 7 p.m. CST.
Bo Nix will be looking to send off his high school career in the same manner he hopes will be a theme in his college career — a win at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
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