Alabama redshirt junior quarterback Alex Morris will transfer to North Texas following the Crimson Tide’s conclusion with the College Football Playoff, reports Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle.
MGB breaking news: Former Alabama QB Alec Morris intends to transfer to UNT, according to source: https://t.co/Y9JrLrJlWe
— Brett Vito (@brettvito) December 29, 2015
Morris (6-foot-3, 233 lbs.), who has served as Alabama’s third-string quarterback behind Jake Coker and Cooper Bateman in 2015, will arrive at UNT as a fifth-year graduate transfer and will be eligible to compete for the 2016 season right away.
“New UNT coach Seth Littrell took over the Mean Green’s program [in early December] and vowed to install the high-powered passing attack that made him one of the nation’s up-and-coming offensive coordinators,” wrote Vito. “Littrell vowed to take a long look at UNT’s quarterback situation heading into his first campaign with the Mean Green. … The addition of Morris will give Littrell an elite talent to build around.”
Morris is a former three-star prospect and was the No. 26-ranked pro-style quarterback from the recruiting class of 2012, according to 247Sports. He’ll be returning to his old stomping grounds, as Denton is less than an hour drive from his hometown, Allen.
As a senior in high school, Morris received second-team all-area honors after he threw for 3,242 yards and 35 touchdowns. During his four-year stay in Tuscaloosa, he has attempted just one pass — a six-yard completion against Charleston Southern this season.