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Del Rio Transferring; who will be the next Alabama QB?

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The Tide is expected to have a very competitive quarterback race this offseason as they look replace three year starter AJ McCarron, but that race became a little less competitive today.

Walk on freshman Luke Del Rio, son of former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio announced today via Twitter that he is transferring. According to a report from ESPN, Del Rio is strongly considering Oregon State.

"I had an incredible year at Bama, it's sad to say that it will be my last, I'm excited for the next chapter of my life and what it will bring," said Del Rio on Twitter. "But I will always admit that Bama has the best fans in the nation, so much love and support through thick and thin #RollTideforlife."

Here's a look at the expected Alabama quarterback race:

Blake Sims is the only returning quarterback on the Tide's roster who attempted a pass this past season. He completed 18 of 29 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns. Alec Morris had a good showing in last April's A-Day Spring Game completing 10 of 18 passes for 141 yards. Cooper Bateman and Parker McLeod both redshirted this season, and the incoming freshman David Cornwell who enrolled early will also be in the mix.

The quarterback battle will be on full display during Alabama's A-Day Spring Game. The Tide announced today that the 2014 A-Day Spring Football Game will be held on Saturday, April 19th at 2p.m.

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