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Arizona given second-best odds to add Alabama QB Jalen Hurts via transfer

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Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has been a transfer candidate ever since he lost the starting job to Tua Tagovailoa, and now a move seems inevitable.

Entering his final year of eligibility, Hurts is now reportedly listed in the NCAA transfer portal, which means other schools are allowed to recruit him. Hurts is set to graduate in December, so he will be able to play immediately at his new school should he decide to go that route.

But where will he land if he does leave Alabama?

Well, BetDSI gave the Arizona Wildcats the second-best odds to land the highly-coveted quarterback, only behind the Houston Cougars.

Here is the full list of odds, posted on Twitter by Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports.

Hurts has completed 63 percent of his passes for 5,626 yards, 48 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 42 games at Alabama, also rushing for 1,976 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground. He was ranked the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the 2016 recruiting class.

A Channelview, Texas native, Hurts was recruited and offered by Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin when he was still the head man at Texas A&M, so it make some sense as to why the Wildcats would be in the mix.

Then again, Arizona already has a starting quarterback in Khalil Tate, right? It was reported then confirmed by Sumlin in December that Tate would be returning to Arizona for his senior season after some speculated he would transfer or enter the NFL Draft.

However, Tate has restarted the rumor mill by posting on Instagram that he has an expected graduation date of Summer 2019. That is newsworthy because it means — assuming he stays on that track — he, like Hurts, could transfer before the start of the 2019 season and play immediately wherever he goes.