Jalen Hurts coming to Sooners

Jalen Hurts coming to Sooners
Alabama's Jalen Hurts looks around Levi's Stadium before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Source: David J. Phillip)

NORMAN, OK (TNN) - Former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts has chosen to play at the University of Oklahoma next season, according to ESPN. He made his announcement in an article posted on The Players Tribune.

Hurts added his name to the transfer portal last week and took visits to Maryland, Oklahoma and Miami before choosing to come to Norman. He also reportedly had interest from many other top programs across the country.

Hurts was replaced in Tuscaloosa by Tua Tagovailoa this season. Even after being replaced, Hurts made a big impact on the Tide’s season when he replaced an injured Tagovailoa in the SEC Championship game and led the team to victory against the Georgia Bulldogs.

During his two seasons as the 'Bama starter, Hurts won an SEC Offensive Player of the Year award and threw for a combined 4,861 yards, 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, to go along with 1,809 yards and 21 touchdowns rushing, according to ESPN.

Hurts will have big cleats to fill as he steps into the role following the last two Heisman Trophy winners who also played quarterback for the Sooners, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.

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