Now that Jalen Hurts has officially entered the NCAA transfer portal, the dual-threat quarterback should be the most-intriguing player available.
Finding a quarterback to lead any program is a tough challenge, but Hurts has shown that he can perform in big moments. He’s made three appearances in the College Football Playoff, has won a national title and nearly out-dueled Deshaun Watson back in 2017.
With Hurts ready to take the next step in his football career, ESPN reporter Alex Scarborough revealed seven transfer destinations for him.
Out of all the potential spots for the Crimson Tide quarterback, the Oklahoma Sooners might make the most sense. If Kyler Murray is truly taking his talents to the NFL, Lincoln Riley will need an experienced signal caller to lead his offense.
After masterfully coaching two transfers at the same position, Riley’s work should speak for itself.
In addition to Oklahoma being an intriguing destination, the Maryland Terrapins will also present a solid argument. The connection between Hurts and Mike Locksley could play a huge factor in his decision.
Here is the full list from ESPN:
- Florida State
Hurts has the experience and versatility to succeed outside of Tuscaloosa, and any doubt about his playing ability was erased in the SEC Championship against Georgia.
Considering that Hurts will be immediately eligible to play next season, prestigious programs should be lining up for his services.