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A New School Has Been Mentioned As A Transfer Option For Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks for an open receiver against the USC Trojans.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks for an open receiver against the USC Trojans in the third quarter during the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

One of the biggest transfer quarterbacks in college football has opted to transfer to an SEC program. Former Ohio State QB Joe Burrow announced earlier this weekend that he'll be transferring to LSU.

Another SEC quarterback is being mentioned as a potential transfer candidate in Alabama's Jalen Hurts.

Most expect Tua Tagovailoa to be named the starting QB for the 2018 season. This would move Hurts to the bench and, potentially, out of the Crimson Tide's program.

Where will Hurts go if he leaves?

Several schools have been mentioned.

A new one - Florida.

From Saturday Down South:

Mullen had a front row seat to Hurts at his best, when the sophomore led the Tide to a comeback win over Mississippi State last season, easily the Tide’s best win of the regular season and a huge reason Alabama was able to win Nick Saban a sixth national championship.

If Florida again goes the transfer route — despite being burned by Malik Zaire last year and only somewhat less redeemed by Austin Appleby and the competent, but injury prone Luke Del Rio before that — Hurts is the guy who becomes the most important recruit.

Burrow is just another guy to compete.

Hurts is a program changer.

It's still pretty unclear what kind of timeline Hurts is operating on. If he does decide to transfer, a decision is likely going to have to be made soon.

Another option for Hurts is to just stay put for the 2018 season, even if he doesn't start. He could graduate and then play immediately at another school in 2019.

Stay tuned.