Blake Barnett Is Transferring From Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, AL - APRIL 18:  Blake Barnett #6 of the Crimson team drops back to pass against the White team during the University of Alabama A Day spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Blake Barnett Is Transferring From Alabama

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Blake Barnett Is Transferring From Alabama

Blake Barnett opened the 2016 season as Alabama’s starting quarterback. Now the California native intends to transfer.

During Alabama’s opening week win over USC, Barnett lost his job to freshman Jalen Hurts. Hurts has since run away with the gig and made it his own, while Barnett and junior Cooper Bateman have been relegated to backup status.

It makes sense that Barnett would bolt now and look for an opportunity to start elsewhere. He’s just a redshirt freshman, so he has plenty of time left to make his mark on college football. He was the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the 247Sports rankings in 2015 and the No. 21 player overall. There will be schools clamoring for his commitment.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see Barnett head back out West to be closer to home. Though he’ll have to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules, several schools could use another quarterback, including USC and UCLA.

Barnett made headlines earlier this year off the field as well thanks to his engagement to professional surfer Maddie Peterson.

Forever with him

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Constantly catch myself gazingπŸ’

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Goodmorning β˜•οΈ

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A tad bit sandy 🐚🐚🐚

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Happy to be back home πŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ

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Sunny swims w/ @Magsymooo 🌴

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Feels good to be back 🌸🌸🌸

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Going home πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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Buenos días ☼

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Into the Semi Finals of the Pro Jr. πŸ’ƒπŸ½ Enoying the rest of this beautiful Friday!

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