COLLEGE FOOTBALL The No. 1 guy? Alabama offers 2021 Lake Mary long-snapper Underwood a scholarship By Chris Hays Sentinel Sports Lake Mary has a secret weapon down in the trenches, but the Rams can’t keep it quiet much longer because Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide have come calling. Rocco Underwood, the Rams’ 2021 long-snapper, took an unofficial visit to Alabama during the weekend and he was shocked by what transpired. Alabama special-teams coordinator Jeff Banks told Underwood he had a scholarship offer prior to Saturday’s victory over Tennessee. Underwood, who is ranked No. 1 in the country by Rubio Long Snapping, said he was speechless. “I was so surprised. I didn’t even know. It was so crazy,” Underwood said of the possibility that he might get a scholarship offer during his visit. “We were talking about the snapper who is there right now, Thomas Fletcher, and he graduates the same year I do and how it’s a perfect fit and how they only pick up a long-snapper every four years. And, then of course, they want the No. 1 guy. Underwood is the cousin of the punting Townsend brothers — Johnny and Tommy — and he’s quick to point out those who have been instrumental in helping him along the way. “We were just out messing around in the yard one time, me snapping to them, and I was like, ‘Hey, maybe I can do this,” Underwood said. “So we looked up a few camps, like the Rubio camps, and that’s how I got my name on the radar. It just all came together and it’s great.” He said the mentorship his cousins have provided has been “huge.” Johnny, a former Florida Gator, is currently awaiting his next punting opportunity in the NFL after spending last season with the Oakland Raiders while Tommy is a redshirt senior at Florida, averaging 45 yards per punt. The No. 1 guy?