Jalen Hurts, who’s set to transfer out of Alabama’s football program, is taking his first major visit this evening.
The Crimson Tide dual-threat quarterback is visiting Maryland and former Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley.
Hurts is taking in Maryland basketball’s big home game against Indiana tonight.
Photos of Hurts in attendance have surfaced on social media.
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Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, who has his name in the transfer portal, is here at the Indiana-Maryland game. pic.twitter.com/BkjSH2K4TB
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Maryland’s 247Sports’ site had more details on Hurts’ interest in the Terps:
The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Houston native shares a strong relationship with new Maryland coach Mike Locksley, who spent the past three seasons alongside him in Tuscaloosa. Also reportedly considering Miami, TCU and Oklahoma, Hurts’ impending decision is the biggest storyline of the offseason in college football; whoever signs him will get an immediately eligible quarterback known for his bulldozing running ability and his 27-2 record as a starter.
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.
“He’s super comfortable around [Locksley]. He’s like a second father to him,” the source said.
Maryland and Indiana are set to tip off at 7 p.m. E.T.
The game will be on FS1.