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Alabama QB Blake Barnett set to switch jersey number

Blake Barnett Alabama quarterback

Could Alabama fans see a change with redshirt freshman quarterback Blake Barnett this spring? If uniform status is taken into account, then the answer is “Yes.”

The former five-star prospect and top-ranked pocket passer according to ESPN happens to be the frontrunner for Alabama’s starting quarterback job next season.

Barnett, a native of Corona, Calif., sported jersey No. 6 last season. He posted a photo Saturday to Twitter, announcing a change to wear No. 8.

Barnett wore No. 8 at Santiago High School, an institution where he posted a career- high 3,404 passing yards as a senior in 2015. He totaled 479 rushing yard and 30 touchdowns that year. Wide receiver Robert Foster may be the lone player to have an issue with this alteration, due to him donning No. 8 in the last three seasons (2013-15).

Hopefully, the two five-stars will work something out.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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