Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts spent the 2018 season as the backup to Tua Tagovailoa despite rumors that he would transfer after four games and take advantage of the NCAA’s new redshirt rule.
The move paid off for the Tide, as Tua went down with an ankle injury in the SEC title game, Hurts came in to lead a comeback victory and a playoff berth.
However, after the season was over, Hurts announced his plans to transfer from the program for his final year of eligibility. As a graduate transfer, Hurts is immediately eligible to play for the university he transfers to.
So, where will he go?
Well, according to the oddsmakers at MyBookie, Maryland is the favorite to land Hurts, with Miami coming in as a close second.
We have a new leader in our odds to land Jalen Hurts 👀
— MyBookie Sportsbook (@betmybookie) January 12, 2019
Hurts visited Maryland on Friday night and plans to visit the Hurricanes in the coming days. He has connections to both programs – Maryland head coach Mike Locksley was Alabama offensive coordinator in 2018, while Miami’s offensive coordinator Dan Enos was the quarterbacks coach at Alabama last season.
Stay tuned for more transfer news.