Since being named the new head coach at North Texas, Seth Littrell has been on the hunt for a graduate transfer quarterback. While nothing is official, it appears the former North Carolina offensive coordinator has indeed bagged himself one.
Citing a source close to the situation, the Denton Record-Chronicle is reporting that Alec Morris has decided to leave Alabama and continue his collegiate playing career at UNT. It’s expected that Morris will remain with the Tide through the College Football Playoffs before moving on to Denton.
As Morris will be a graduate transfer, he’ll be eligible to play immediately in 2016, his final season of eligibility.
Morris was a three-star member of the Tide’s 2012 recruiting class coming out of high school in Allen, Tex., rated as the No. 30 pro-style quarterback in the country. The past two seasons, Morris served as the No. 3 quarterback, first behind Blake Sims and Jake Coker and this year behind Coker and Cooper Bateman. With Coker’s eligibility expiring, the Tide will head into the offseason with the redshirt sophomore Bateman and true freshman Blake Barnett as the favorites to be the starter in 2016, which likely played a significant role in Morris’ decision.
Morris attempted all of one pass during his time with the Tide, a six-yard completion in the blowout of Charleston Southern last month.