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College Sports: Report: Alabama QB Jalen Hurts visiting Oklahoma

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is exploring his transfer options this weekend, and that reportedly includes a visit to Oklahoma. 

Hurts is in Norman on Saturday, according to a report from SoonerScoop.com.

Hurts would be a perfect fit for the Sooners, who are tasked with replacing 2018 Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray. Hurts is a grad transfer who is only eligible for the 2019 season. 

He would also be a good mentor to 5-star signee Spencer Rattler, who is arriving in the summer. In this scenario, Rattler would compete for the starting job alongside redshirt freshman Tanner Mordecai in 2020. 

Hurts played mostly in garbage time for Alabama this season, but looked good in his limited opportunities. He did lead the Tide to a comeback victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game after Tua Tagovailoa went down with an injury. 

In 2017, Hurts completed 60.4 percent of his passes for 2,081 yards, 17 touchdowns and just one interception. He also rushed for 854 yards and eight touchdowns on 5.6 yards per carry. 

Hurts visited Maryland on Friday night and is also said to be interested in Miami. The Hurricanes hired Hurts’ quarterback coach at Alabama, Dan Enos, to be their offensive coordinator.

There’s no official timeline on a decision from Hurts, but classes in Norman start Monday.

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