Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts appears to be taking the next step toward a potential transfer.
Hurts is drawing interest around the NCAA as he visited Maryland on Friday and he is set to make a trip to Miami sometime this weekend, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources. Additionally, Hurts visited Oklahoma on Saturday, The Athletic reports.
Hurts has connections to both the Terrapins and the Hurricanes through Alabama. Maryland’s new head coach, Mike Locksley, worked with Hurts as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator this past season. Miami hired Dan Enos, who previously was Alabama’s quarterbacks coach, as the Hurricanes’ offensive coordinator.
Auburn also has expressed interest in landing the 20-year-old, though it’s unclear at this time whether Hurts will make an official visit.
Hurts, who announced he is entering the transfer portal earlier this week, found himself in an interesting quarterback situation with Alabama. Tua Tagovailoa was tabbed as the starter for the 2018 season after Tagovailoa replaced Hurts at halftime of the College Football Playoff National Championship against Georgia last season. Hurts had been Alabama’s starter for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Hurts was used in a limited capacity this season, appearing in every game but two for the Tide as a backup. He threw for 765 yards and eight touchdowns with two interceptions. He was 26-2 as a starting quarterback at Alabama before he was benched.