The speculation began that the Mobile, Al. native could transfer to the Alabama Crimson Tide and replace his former high school teammate, AJ McCarron as the Crimson Tide starting quarterback in 2014 if he is able to graduate this summer.
However, “I haven’t told anybody that,” Coker tells Michael Casagrande of AL.com. “I think it’s just assumptions.”
Coker was recruited late in the process by Alabama after he was already committed to Florida State. The 6-5, 230-pound sophomore was a former three-star recruit out of St. Paul’s Episcopal in the class of 2011.
Coker needed season-ending ACL surgery this year and has attempted 41 passes in his career for 295 yards and has yet to throw a touchdown.
Alabama will begin the 2014 season with questions at the quarterback position for the first time in a couple years and currently have Blake Sims, Alec Morris, Cooper Bateman and Luke Del Rio on the roster.
Highly-touted incoming freshman David Cornwell, however, may be the chosen one from the Alabama fan base to be the starting quarterback in 2014…that is if Coker does not transfer.