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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/Charlie Kaijo LOOKING TO LEAVE: Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey throws a pass during the Razorbacks' 38-0 loss to the Missouri Tigers on Nov. 23 in Columbia, Mo. Storey entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, according to SEC Network's Cole Cubelic.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas rising redshirt senior quarterback Ty Storey has entered his name into the NCAA transfer database portal, SEC Network analyst Cole Cubelic reported via his Twitter account Wednesday.

Cubelic, a former Auburn offensive lineman, cited an unidentified source to say Storey is now listed in the portal, a first-year device instituted by the NCAA to help potential transfers seek new schools.

Arkansas head coach Chad Morris made no secret the Razorbacks are interested in a graduate transfer at quarterback. The Hogs missed out on Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant, who selected Missouri, but Morris said on national signing day the team was still interested in a quarterback.

Storey, a Charleston product who would be a fifth-year senior, started nine games last season and completed 143 of 250 passes, 57.2 percent, for 1,584 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

A player's name in the portal does not mean he cannot return to his school, just that he is exploring transfer options.

If the Razorbacks lose both Storey and junior quarterback Cole Kelley -- who announced earlier this month that he was transferring to Southeastern Louisiana -- the only quarterback on the roster with significant returning experience would be sophomore Connor Noland, who started Arkansas' 23-0 victory over Tulsa. Noland completed 21 of 42 passes for 255 yards, with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions in 2018.

Noland played in four games and fellow freshman John Stephen Jones, from Dallas, played in only three games, allowing both to count 2018 as a redshirt season under a new rule by the NCAA. Noland started Arkansas' 23-0 win over Tulsa, one of only two wins in Morris' first season, and is now working with the defending national runner-up Razorback baseball team.

Alabama rising senior quarterback Jalen Hurts also reportedly entered his name into the NCAA's transfer portal on Wednesday. Unlike Bryant, Hurts remained with Alabama through the season after losing his starting spot to Heisman runner-up Tua Tagavoiloa.

Hurts played in 13 of the Crimson Tide's 15 games this season, throwing for 765 yards and eight touchdowns with two interceptions, also running for 167 yards and two more scores. He threw for 4,861 yards and 40 touchdowns to 10 interceptions in his first two seasons at Alabama, while running for 1,809 yards and 21 scores.

Sports on 01/11/2019

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