Competition for Alabama’s starting quarterback position this year may be on the verge of really heating up. Backup FSU quarterback Jacob Coker has been cleared to transfer to another program. Coker’s likely landing spot is Alabama, according to ESPN.
Ironically enough, Coker played his high school football at St. Paul’s in Mobile, Ala., backing up former Tide quarterback AJ McCarron during his early years. Coker graduated two years after McCarron.
If all goes according to plan, Coker will be eligible to play for the Tide next fall. He is currently a redshirt sophomore, and is on track to graduate from Florida State this spring.
At 6’5″ and 230 pounds, Coker is a pro-style quarterback who could very well fit right into Nick Saban’s system. He will compete with Blake Sims, Alec Morris, Cooper Bateman and Parker McLeod for the starting position.
Coker has even been tabbed by CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman as “a very hot commodity.”