Former Georgia QB Jacob Park to visit Alabama


Former Georgia quarterback Jacob Park will head to Tuscaloosa this weekend, looking for a new place to play on Saturdays.

Jacob Park is headed to Tuscaloosa this weekend to visit the Alabama Crimson Tide as he seeks a new place to continue his college career after announcing his plans to transfer from Georgia this spring.

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The news was first reported by ESPN’s Joe Schad who notes the former four-star recruit and Elite 11 participant has three years of eligibility remaining. Park received his release on June 11 and shortly after Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert announced he would be transferring to Georgia.

A member of the class of 2014, Park was tabbed the No. 114 player in his class, the No. 5 pro-style quarterback, and the No. 2 player in the state of South Carolina, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

If Park elects to transfer to Alabama, he will have a lot of competition to win the starting job when he’d be eligible in 2016. The Tide carry five quarterbacks on the roster and only one (Jake Coker) will graduate after the 2015 season.

With Coker out the equation after the season, that would leave backup Alec Morris as the only senior heading into the ’16 campaign. Former five-star recruit and Elite 11 winner, Blake Barnett is likely to compete with David Cornwell for the starting job and Cooper Bateman could figure into the equation too if he doesn’t switch positions or transfer.

Not only may Park have to compete with the trio, but also 2016 four-star dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts, who is one of the top quarterbacks in his class and an Alabama commit.

With that in mind, a transfer to the Tide who Park strongly considered before committing to Georgia out of high school may create some opportunities for him to play for the perennial power and stay in the SEC, but a crowded depth chart may force him to continue to keep his options open.

Do you think Park would be wise to transfer to Alabama or should he keep looking?

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