Alabama QB Jalen Hurts Has 2 “Realistic” Transfer Schools
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 18: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rolls out to pass against the Mercer Bears at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts is playing on what will probably be another national championship-winning Alabama football team, but questions remain about the Crimson Tide quarterback’s future in Tuscaloosa, Ala. after 2018.Hurts, Alabama’s starter for two seasons, can graduate, transfer to another school and play immediately in 2019.Many college football analysts expect him to do just that, too. It’s the reasonable decision for Hurts, who wants to play at the next level.Several schools have been mentioned possible options for Hurts, though a couple appear to be standing out.From 247Sports:Texas has a received a lot of steam on social media being that Hurts is a native of the Lonestar State, but those within the industry don’t consider the Longhorns a serious option. Starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger will be a junior next season and seems to be coming into his own as one of the Big 12’s top passers after five games.“I would be very surprised if Texas was interested at all,” one source told 247Sports. “The Longhorns really like their four quarterbacks.”More realistic destinations would be Arizona and Houston. Wildcats coach Kevin Sumlin nearly flipped Hurts to Texas A&M during his recruitment and has a great deal of respect for the former four-star talent. Houston wouldn’t be far from Hurts’ hometown of Channelview and he would be an instant upgrade for the Cougars’ current talent at the position.Hurts has remained quiet when it comes to a potential decision – he’s still a member of Alabama’s team, so this makes sense – but a decision is coming at some point.It will be really interesting to see what kind of decision he ends up making.Hurts and Alabama, meanwhile, are set to play at LSU this evening. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on CBS. Hurts is recovering from a minor surgery and it’s unclear if he’ll be able to play.