Bama QB Hurts visiting Maryland, Miami

Jalen Hurts officially began his search Friday for his next college football home.

Hurts, the Alabama quarterback who announced Wednesday that he has entered the NCAA transfer portal, on Friday made Maryland his first stop, and also has scheduled a weekend trip to Miami, according to an ESPN source.

The junior graduate transfer, who will be eligible to play next season, planned to attend the Maryland basketball game against Indiana on Friday night. The Terrapins head football coach is Mike Locksley, who was Alabama’s offensive coordinator in 2018.

Dan Enos, the quarterback coach at Alabama who worked closely with Hurt, was hired Friday to be offensive coordinator of the Miami Hurricanes.

Oklahoma reportedly also has shown interest in Hurts after Sooners quarterback Austin Kendall entered the transfer portal on Friday.

Hurts, a native of Houston, compiled a 26-2 record as Alabama’s starting quarterback before Tua Tagovailoa was given the job this season. Playing in all but two games as a backup, Hurts completed 51 of 70 passes for 765 yards, with eight touchdowns and two interceptions.

The 2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Year has completed 62.9 percent of his passes in his Alabama career for 5,626 yards, 48 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 42 games.