Former Alabama QB Blake Barnett may be nearing a transfer decision Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05: Blake Barnett #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide throws before the Advocare Classic against the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

It looks like we will soon know where former Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett is going.

Barnett is taking an official visit to Washington State on Friday, and 247Sports reports that Barnett’s decision is expected to come in mid-December. In addition to Washington State, Barnett is expected to choose between Oregon, Arizona State, and California.

Washington State may be emerging as a favorite, where Barnett would fit in perfectly with Mike Leach’s offense. Barnett would also fit in perfectly to eventually take over for junior Cougars quarterback Luke Falk.

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Barnett — a redshirt freshman — made the decision to leave Tuscaloosa once it became apparent that freshman Jalen Hurts had definitely won the starting job for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. Barnett could potential be eligible to play after the first four games of next season, and he will then have three years of eligibility remaining.

Barnett was originally a five-star recruit coming out of high school, where he picked Alabama over Oregon in his recruitment. Barnett was the No. 2-rated pro-style quarterback that year, ranked only behind UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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