Blake Barnett’s time at Alabama has reportedly come to an end.
The Crimson Tide quarterback will transfer and has left the program, according to AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, who cites sources.
The redshirt freshman started Alabama’s season opener against Southern Cal, but played just one series before being pulled for true freshman Jalen Hurts.
It’s been Hurts’ show ever since, as the freshman has passed for 727 yards, five touchdowns and one interception in four games. He’s also added 251 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
Barnett was a 5-star recruit out of Santiago High School (Corona, Calif.) where he was ranked as the nation’s No. 2 pro-style quarterback and the No. 21 overall player in the country, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
He has appeared in three games this season, passing for 219 yards and two touchdowns.
Redshirt junior Cooper Bateman is expected to become the Tide’s backup quarterback.