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Alabama QB Alec Morris moves to North Texas

New North Texas coach Seth Littrell has reportedly found a quarterback from a Power Five school.

According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, Alabama quarterback Alec Morris will join the Mean Green. Morris is currently a redshirt junior for the Tide. He will likely be a graduate transfer and, if so, would be eligible to play in the 2016 season.

According to the report, Morris plans to stay at Alabama through the College Football Playoff. Alabama will play Michigan State on Thursday night at the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, not far from Denton.

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A native of Allen, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, Morris was the 30th-ranked pro-style quarterback in the class of 2012 and a three-star recruit according to Rivals.

He played in three games for the Tide in 2015. He had one pass attempt (one completed) that exceeded six yards. Morris appeared in four games in 2014 and did not attempt a pass last season. He is currently behind Jake Coker and Cooper Bateman on Alabama’s roster and competed with them for the starting quarterback position for the Tide in 2015. Coker has started most of the team’s games, while Bateman started against Ole Miss.

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