After competing with Jameis Winston for the starting job at Florida State last spring, quarterback Jacob Coker spent the season as the team’s back up and eventually got his release to transfer. With Coker free to look at his options around the nation, the Alabama Crimson Tide emerged as a favorite to land the 6-foot-5 signal-caller.
Coker visited Alabama this weekend and according to 247 Sports he will be staying in the state to join the Crimson Tide football team.
With A.J. McCarron gone and Alabama’s quarterback situation up in the air, Coker would be a perfect addition. He is set to graduate this spring, which means he will have two years of eligibility left and he is eligible to start playing this fall.
If you need any reason to be excited about Coker’s potential, just check out this quote from Florida State quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders:
“I’ve never had anybody with his size who throws it as well as he does,” said Sanders, via CBS Sports. “Jake has a really quick release with tremendous arm strength. Rarely does it not spiral or not go where he wants it to go.”
Coker should be considered a real threat to win the starting job for the 2014 season. With his hometown being in Mobile, Coker’s return to Alabama will be a perfect way to finish off his collegiate career.