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Why Alabama QB Jalen Hurts should go to USC or UCLA

Why Jalen Hurts should go to USC or UCLA by Mark Thomas

Now if you want to be honest, what institution wouldn’t want Jalen Hurts wearing their school colors and embrace him with open arms. Hurts , A QB that was set to be in Alabama immortality and winning the national championship as a freshman and now has been pushed aside by the tide faithful for another freshman sensation Tua. If he was to go somewhere why not go where there is opportunities on and off the field. So I am writing a pledge for USC and UCLA to recruit Jalen if he was to transfer.
  1. Immediate playing time- USC and UCLA both have QBs that went in the first round and with that they have huge holes to fills. The QBs they have coming back Dont nearly have the experience that Jalen has. You don’t know how those quarterbacks will handle the pressure of big games. They don’t have the same capabilities has Jalen has far as pocket presence, poise in the pocket and what he can do with the ball whether he is in the pocket, on the run or gashing a defense for 100 yards with no type of designed runs.  You have Jalen to take over and you can compete for a BCS bowl berth or even a playoff spot.
  2. Vacation- Jalen seems like he needs a vacation with all the distractions and his pops on him about the qb situation, Jalen needs a fresh start. You can not get a fresh start in Tuscaloosa where there is nothing but trailer parks and no room to grow as a Person. He needs some palm beaches and a beautiful city like Los Angeles in his life. Just let me know where would you rather be for college Tuscaloosa where the football stadium there holds more seats than the actual population or Los Angeles the center of the entertainment where football reigns Supreme next to the lakers.
  3. Build Your Draft Stock-  as stated before USC and UCLA both had quarterbacks drafted in the top 10 of this past years NFL draft. They both came from NFL style systems, where you had several reads to make both pre snap and in the pocket. USC can sell their offense to Jalen because they still have it. They can sell him on being a position to rise his stardom and be a vocal point to Southern Californias success. UCLA however has Chip Kelley who has a track record of building exciting QBs through but not NFL QBs. Now Jalen would be like a Jeremiah Masoli type due to his stature but it won’t fit with what he wants to do due to what the scouts want.

Nevertheless Jalen could do special things in the City of Angels. Clay Helton could do amazing things with Hurts under center and with an offense that’s ready to be explode they could run through the pac 12. As for Chip Kelley Hurts could but Kelley back at the top of the reigns of west coast football as he did when he was at Oregon. With that offense hurts could but phenomenal numbers but will that put him in QB conversation when it comes to the draft. Only time will tell if the biggest free agent in college football history will actually become a free agent!

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