With the free agent era of college football starting to take shape there isn’t a bigger name on the market right now than Jalen Hurts. In three seasons at Alabama, Hurts has passed for 5,626 yards and 48 touchdowns, while also running for another 1,976 yards and 23 more touchdowns.
However, with the emergence of Tua Tagovailoa the one-time national championship quarterback found himself second on the depth chart leading to season-long speculation that 2018 was going to be his final season in Tuscaloosa. That turned to be more of a reality on Wednesday when his name hit the transfer portal.
By Saturday Hurts had made his way to Oklahoma’s campus in Norman. What began as rumors earlier in the day had become confirmed reports by day’s end.
His visit to Norman is far from a guarantee that he’ll ultimately transfer there. Hurts started the weekend at Maryland and is expected to be in Miami on Sunday, with Florida State also remaining an option. What it does mean is that there’s a reason for all of the transfer portal talk in Norman on Friday.
Hurts visit comes just a day after Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall entered his name into the transfer portal. Thought to be the front runner in OU’s next quarterback competition, Kendall’s decision raised a lot of eyebrows among the fanbase. A Saturday visit by Hurts provided the answers fans were looking for.