Pinson Valley quarterback Bo Nix accomplished something that his father never did, winning a high school state championship at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Next year, he’ll have to decide if he wants to continue the family tradition and head to Auburn like his father, Pat Nix, did years ago. Nix is one of the top 2019 quarterbacks in the nation. He has offers from both Alabama and Auburn among 17 total schools.
But there’s still time for him to make that decision. Friday was a time for him to celebrate winning the 6A state championship.
“It’s neat,” Nix said about playing in Bryant-Denny. “It really doesn’t get much better. It’s just really neat to finally play in a big stadium, and a cool environment for such a big prize.”
Nix started drawing national attention when he began his career as Scottsboro’s quarterback. He started as an eighth grader, taking his team to the playoffs that year. In his third season as the starting quarterback (his sophomore season), Nix passed for 1,737 yards, ran for 1,300 and totaled 36 touchdowns.
Pat Nix was head coach at Scottsboro from 2013-16. This was his first season at Pinson Valley, with his son joining the team with him.
Bo Nix’s first college offers came on Feb. 24, 2016 from Southern Miss and Cincinnati. Auburn sent him an offer on June 5, 2016, while Alabama sent him one in March. Alabama, Auburn and Florida State are three of Nix’s top schools.
He had 2,600 yards and 35 touchdowns coming into the state championship despite missing five games during the season. Nix is the No. 86 overall player, No. 3 player from Alabama and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the 2019 class.
He was MVP on Friday, throwing for 223 yards and one touchdown and running for 28 yards and two touchdowns in the 31-10 win over Wetumpka.
“Coming to a new school, I really didn’t know what to expect,” Nix said. “It was a new team. New wide receivers. New offensive line. New defense. From the spring, I knew it could be special, though. I knew we had each other’s back.”