The battle for Alabama’s new starting quarterback has become a little less muddled. According to 247Sports, redshirt freshman quarterback Parker McLeod will transfer from the program.
McLeod was a three-star pro-style quarterback recruit coming out of high school. The Marietta, Georgia native chose Alabama over such schools as Louisville, Maryland and Oklahoma State. As of posting, there is no word on where he will next enroll.
With such a crowded stable, it was nearly inevitable that Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin would face at least one player transfer. Even with McLeod out of the picture, the Crimson Tide still have five quarterbacks competing for the starting job – Cooper Bateman, David Cornwell, Alec Morris, Blake Sims and new FSU transfer Jacob Coker.
While Saban will likely let the battle continue well into fall camp, or possibly the early season, Coker is widely expected to win the position. He competed deep into fall camp to be FSU’s starter in 2013, barely losing out to eventual Heisman winner Jameis Winston. Should Coker be named starter, Sims is expected to remain in the backup position he held in the previous season.