The Jalen Hurts sweepstakes are officially underway, as several programs are wasting little time trying to land the dual-threat quarterback.
Hurts entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal earlier this week, which makes sense considering that Tua Tagovailoa will be the starter for Alabama next season. With one year of eligibility remaining, the dual-threat quarterback is looking for another place to shine.
Although there’s no telling where Hurts will transfer to just yet, he’ll definitely have teams interested in adding his services.
In three years with the Crimson Tide, the junior quarterback owns an impressive 27-2 record as the starter. Unfortunately the rise of Tagovailoa played a major role in Hurts seeking a new team.
Reports are circulating that Hurts is expected to visit the Miami Hurricanes this weekend, but it also turns out that he’ll actually meet with another program starting today.
According to Jeff Ermann, Hurts is visiting with the Maryland Terrapins this afternoon.
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is visiting Maryland beginning today, sources close to the situation confirmed to InsideMDSports.
Hurts is expected to decide on his next stop quickly, in order to enroll at his new school in time for the start of the second semester, Jan. 28 if he chooses Maryland. He and Locksley share a familial relationship, a source told IMS.
With Mike Locksley as the head coach of Maryland, Hurts might be comfortable playing in his offense once again. He served as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for Alabama, before taking the job with the Terrapins.
The next few weeks should be exciting for Hurts and other marquee players in the transfer portal.