Ty Simpson, Alabama’s talented backup quarterback, has no plans to enter the transfer portal, his father told 247Sports on Thursday.

Jason Simpson, the head coach at UT Martin, gave a definitive “yes” when asked whether Simpson would be around when the season began in August.

“He told Coach [Kalen] DeBoer, ‘I want to be a part of your first national championship team,'” Jason said. “Ty has a lot of friends on the campus and on the team. He’s entrenched there and is scheduled to graduate in December. So, in my opinion, it was a very easy decision to stay and keep going, keep going forward.”

A former five-star prospect in the 2022 Class, Ty competed with Jalen Milroe for the starting job last season, ultimately falling short and finishing the season No. 2 on the depth chart.

All told, he completed 11 of 20 pass attempts with no touchdowns and no interceptions last season. He also rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.

The 6-foot-2, 203-pound redshirt sophomore was one of the standouts of Alabama’s spring game last Saturday, looking decisive in the offense. He completed seven of 12 pass attempts for 102 yards.

“Yeah, I mean you saw it,” DeBoer said following the scrimmage. “He does a great job back there. You’ve got full confidence with a lot of those guys back there, but Ty, I thought, again, he’s just been consistent and gotten better throughout the spring. Never really had any drops and in each and every practice you see what he does out there and he’s accurate, he knows when to put touch on it.

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