Jalen Hurts knows that the Alabama Crimson Tide is Tua Tagovailoa's team, and he's looking for another opportunity elsewhere. He has already visited with Maryland and Oklahoma in the past few days, but he wasn't done there.
According to Manny Navarro of The Athletic, Hurts spent his Sunday down in Miami, where he met and ate dinner with some of the coaches of the Hurricanes football program.
Told by #UM source Alabama QB Jalen Hurts met with coaches today and was having dinner at Prime 112. He visited Maryland (Friday) and Oklahoma (Saturday) over the weekend.— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) January 14, 2019
The Hurricanes are looking to land a top quarterback in the transfer portal, and not only have Hurts as an option, but also Tate Martell, who is reportedly visiting next week.
In regards to Miami's likelihood of landing Hurts, they believe they have a "50-50" chance of doing so. Not to mention, the Hurricanes have former Alabama quarterbacks coach Dan Enos on Manny Diaz's staff, which gives Hurts some familiarity down in South Beach.
Told internally #Canes feel like they have a 50/50 shot to get Hurts.— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) January 14, 2019
While the Hurricanes feel confident, they will have some stiff competition in Oklahoma. Head coach Lincoln Riley has coached two of the previous Heisman Trophy winners in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, who were both transfers to the program.
The Jalen Hurts sweepstakes will no doubt be an aggressive one, and Miami sounds as though they're willing to pull out all of the stops to win.