Alabama may be close to landing the graduate transfer quarterback it's been pursuing. Gardner Minshew is set to visit Alabama this weekend, AL.com has learned. As has been the case for multiple weeks, the Crimson Tide continues to look like the favorite to land the Brandon, Mississippi native. Minshew left East Carolina in late January despite being named the team's No. 1 quarterback entering the spring, citing a family situation in Mississippi and a desire to play his final college season closer to home.