Alabama redshirt freshman quarterback Blake Barnett, a five-star recruit from Corona Santiago High, has left the program and withdrawn from school.
Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban announced Barnett's departure in a statement Thursday. Barnett started the opener against USC for No. 1 Alabama.
Since then, freshman Jalen Hurts has claimed the starting job. Saban had said that Barnett met with him before practice Wednesday with concerns about playing time.
Saban says Tide coaches “are very disappointed any time a player leaves the program who feels he can compete for a starting position...