Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts is reportedly seeking to switch colleges, as he lately entered his identify within the NCAA switch portal, in response to Barton Simmons of CBS Sports.
Hurts, a junior, misplaced his beginning job this season to sophomore sensation Tua Tagovailoa, who led the Crimson Tide to a 14-Zero document earlier than they had been dominated by Clemson within the National Championship.
During Hurts’ first two years at Alabama, he threw for a mixed four,861 yards, 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, to associate with 1,809 yards and 21 touchdowns speeding, in response to ESPN.
He appeared in all however two video games this season, together with the SEC Championship when he stepped as much as lead Alabama to victory over Georgia after Tagovailoa suffered an harm.
“I’ve in all probability by no means been extra happy with a participant than Jalen,” Saban stated. “It’s unprecedented to have a man that gained as many video games as he gained — I believe 26 or one thing, over a two-year interval, begin as a freshman, solely lose a pair video games this complete time that he was a starter — after which abruptly, he is not the quarterback.
“How do you handle that? How do you deal with that? You’ve acquired to have an incredible quantity of character and sophistication to place group first, figuring out your scenario is just not what it was. And for a man that is an amazing competitor, that takes loads. It’s not simple to do.”
According to ESPN, Hurts has one 12 months of eligibility remaining and since he graduated in December, he might switch and be capable to play instantly. The 6’2 Houston native is predicted to have loads of suitors as soon as he’s eligible to switch.
USA Today reviews that colleges like Oklahoma, TCU and Miami are among the many groups that might use his providers.
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