Alabama welcomed in 14 early enrollees from its record-breaking 2021 class last month. With the Crimson Tide set to open its spring camp next month, BamaInsider will pass the time by examining each of the newcomers set to begin their college careers this spring.
Today we begin with the lone quarterback in Alabama’s class: Jalen Milroe.
What he offers
The comparisons to Jalen Hurts are inevitable. Not only does Jalen Milroe share the same first name as Hurts, he also hails from the Houston area and brings a dynamic dual-threat ability to Tuscaloosa, Ala. However, the likeness only goes so far.
While Milroe shares some of the traits that made Hurts a success at Alabama, his game differs a bit from the former Tide quarterback. The four-star freshman will use his 4.6 speed when he needs to but has made serious strides as a passer over his final two seasons of high school and should arrive at Alabama more polished than Hurts did in 2016.