Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts appears to be taking the next step toward a potential transfer. The two are attending the home basketball game against IN on Friday evening.
On Friday night, Hurts was spotted with former Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley at a Maryland-Indiana game.
Hurts would be a major get for the Terrapins in Locksley's first season, and in a relatively weak ACC (outside of Clemson), Maryland would be an instant contender to improve upon their mediocre 5-7 record from 2018. Hurts led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back College Football Playoff appearances before losing the starting quarterback job to Tua Tagovailoa.
His passer rating rose from 150.2 to 196.7.
Hurts, a dual-threat quarterback, threw for 48 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in his Alabama career while rushing for 1,976 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Additionally, Oklahoma and Auburn have expressed interest in landing the 20-year-old, though it's unclear at this time whether Hurts will make an official visit to those schools. Hurts had been Alabama's starter for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.