McLeod graduated from Walton following the fall semester of 2012, then enrolled early at Alabama in a bid to get a headstart on other members of the Crimson Tide’s 2013 recruiting class, which also included McLeod’s Walton teammate, running back Tyren Jones. Ultimately, he redshirted in 2013 as AJ McCarron was firmly entrenched as Alabama’s starting QB.
McLeod then saw limited time in Alabama’s spring game in April, with his only pass attempt being thrown for an interception. It was not long after that Tide coach Nick Saban confirmed that McLeod was pursuing a transfer.
McLeod, who would have to sit out the fall by transferring to another Football Bowl Subdivision program, will be eligible to play as a redshirt sophomore in 2015. The next year, Western Kentucky is scheduled to play a game at Alabama.
Western Kentucky will enter the fall with six quarterbacks, including McLeod. The incumbent starter, Brandon Doughty, will be a fifth-year senior.