Jalen Milroe, the talented quarterback for the No. 12 Alabama Crimson Tide, is eagerly anticipating his return to his home state of Texas as his team prepares to face the Texas A&M Aggies this weekend. Milroe, who spent his high school years at Tompkins High School in Katy, Texas, is excited to play in front of his family and friends.
"Texas is a great place," Milroe expressed during a press conference. "That’s where I was born and raised. I’m from Texas, love Texas. I will have a lot of family there. It’s going to be a great game, great atmosphere down in Texas."
Last season, Milroe made his first career start against Texas A&M, filling in for the injured Bryce Young. However, that game took place at Bryant-Denny Stadium, the home turf for the Crimson Tide. This Saturday's game will mark Milroe's first opportunity to play in front of his home state, adding a special significance to the matchup.
The Alabama quarterback acknowledges the challenge posed by the Texas A&M Aggies, who are currently not ranked due to a loss against Miami earlier in the season. However, head coach Nick Saban believes that the Aggies are playing their best football of the year. This highly anticipated game will determine the sole possession of first place in the SEC West.
"We have a challenge this week, big opponent," Milroe said. "They have a great defense, great offense. So we’re excited. We have to prepare as much as possible. We’re just trying to grow every single day this week."
When asked about food recommendations for fans and media members traveling to College Station, Milroe mentioned the abundance of food options in Texas. However, he revealed his preference for Texas brisket over pulled pork and recommended stopping at Buc-ee's, the famous mega-sized gas station chain native to Texas.
Alabama and Texas A&M will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS this Saturday. The game promises to be an exciting clash of talent and determination as Milroe returns to his home state, aiming to lead his team to victory.