Jalen Hurts may become QB for Miami Hurricanes

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Jalen Hurts and the Miami Hurricanes appear to have mutual interest.

Hurts has entered his name in the NCAA’s transfer portal. Since he graduated in December as a junior, Hurts still has one year of eligibility remaining and could play immediately upon transferring.

Hurts is expected to leave the Alabama program, and he should have no shortage of potential suitors. Among them could be the Miami Hurricanes. Jalen Hurts has followed the Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz and tight ends coach Brevin Jordan on Twitter.

Jalen Hurts was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year as a freshman and went 26-2 as a starter at Alabama. He helped the Crimson Tide to two appearances in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Hurts was replaced during last year’s title game in favor of Tua Tagovailoa, who was named the starter for the 2018 season.

The Miami Hurricanes landing Hurts would be a huge get for Diaz and his coaching staff. However, Diaz will have to make quite the recruiting pitch because Hurts will be a wanted man, as reports say Oklahoma and Florida State are also on Hurts’ list.

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