Jalen Hurts has entered his name into the transfer portal, sparking speculation as to where the former SEC Offensive Player of the Year will land. The two are attending the home basketball game against IN on Friday evening.
However, Miami also has quite a nice draw in that not only do the Hurricanes have national clout but they also feature Hurts' old quarterback coach at Alabama, offensive coordinator Dan Enos, who was hired on Friday.
Hurts has a connection to Maryland, too, as former Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is obviously the head coach of the Terrapins now. He was 26-2 as a starting quarterback at Alabama before he was benched.
The Houston native completed 73 percent of his passes while throwing for 765 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions in a reserve role this season.
His passer rating rose from 150.2 to 196.7.
Hurts graduated in December, so he would be eligible to play immediately for another school.
Hurts played mostly in garbage time for Alabama this season, but looked good in his limited opportunities.
Hurts is drawing interest around the NCAA as he visited Maryland on Friday and he is set to make a trip to Miami this weekend, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources.
Hurts has also been linked to Maryland and Miami. Hurts had been Alabama's starter for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.