Nick Saban met Tuesday with Florida State understudy quarterback Jacob Coker, as Alabama continue to plan for life without AJ McCarron.
Al.com reported that Saban had an in-home visit with Coker, with the player keen to transfer from the Seminoles after the emergence of Jameis Winston has limited his playing time.
With discussions progressing an official visit to Alabama is likely in the near future according to the player's high school head coach.
Although Coker is a redshirt sophomore, because he is on schedule to graduate Many 2014, he would avoid having to sit out a season should he team up with Saban and Alabama.
The player would have two years remaining of eligibility.
Coker threw for 250 yards during the 2013 season, appearing in six games for Florida State and completing 18 of 36 passes. He recorded no touchdown passes, and one interception.
If the does end up joining the Alabama program, he will be following a familiar path.
The Mobile native has experience of taking over from McCarron with both players having played high school football at St. Paul's, Alabama.
With McCarron entering the Draft after completing his senior year, this is the first time in four years Saban has had to consider who to start in the QB position.
Quarterbacks currently on the roster include Blake Sims, and Alec Morris, while 4-star prospect David Cornwell committed to the Crimson Tide in December.