Gardner Minshew, a graduate transfer from East Carolina, has committed to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
This move was fully expected, but it is now being reported on as actually happening.
According to Hank South of 247Sports, Minshew enjoyed a recent visit to Tuscaloosa. This likely played a role in the QB deciding to commit to the Crimson Tide.
While Alabama may seem like an unlikely destination for a quarterback wanting to play one more year — the Tide already have Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts — playing time might not be the biggest draw for Minshew at Alabama.
According to Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated, Minshew is interested in becoming a coach once his playing days are over, and for that, there is no better place to learn than from Nick Saban at Alabama.
A 6-foot-2, 215-pound talent, Minshew played in 10 games as a junior last season. He threw for 2,140 yards and 16 touchdowns with seven interceptions. Over the last four games of the season, Minshew was even better, as he threw for 1,486 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Good luck to him on his coaching career, as well as being one of the many cogs in the Alabama QB wheel.