June 25, 2024

Who’s leaving and joining Alabama football through the transfer portal?

Now that Alabama football’s season has ended, transfer portal season is in full effect. The regular window for undergraduate portal entry is over, but Crimson Tide players get an extra window after the College Football Playoff.

The Tide lost in overtime to Michigan in the CFP semifinal Monday. Players will be able to enter the transfer portal through Saturday.

Alabama saw a flurry of activity on Wednesday when players had meetings with Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and staff about their futures in Tuscaloosa.

As portal developments continue, here’s a running list of Crimson Tide players who have entered, as well as new faces who are transferring to Alabama.

Entered portal before season ended (New school)

Thaiu Jones-Bell– Wide receiver

Tyler Buchner– Quarterback (Notre Dame lacrosse)

Ja’Corey Brooks– Wide receiver (Louisville)

Isaiah Hastings– Defensive lineman

Anquin Barnes– Defensive lineman (Colorado)

Joining Alabama through transfer portal (previous school)

LT Overton– defensive lineman (Texas A&M)

Overton, a former five-star prospect, is expected to help fill out UA’s depth in the trenches. Depending on the future of Tim Smith, Alabama may have to replace each of its starting front four on defense. Overton, listed at 6-foot-5, recorded 48 tackles with one sack across 23 games for the Aggies.

Commitment breakdown: Domani Jackson back to USC - Rivals.com

Domani Jackson– defensive back (Southern Cal)

A star-studded addition while out west for the Rose Bowl, Jackson is the prototypical blue-chip prospect Saban usually gets out of high school. Jackson considered the Tide among his finalists two years ago, but will now get to explore a future in Tuscaloosa. Jackson brings experience to a group losing Kristian Story and Earl Little, as well as possibly three veterans.

Naquil Betrand– offensive lineman (Texas A&M)

Saban was clear on signing day: UA needed more blockers. Betrand, at 6-foot-6, 340 pounds, fits the mold of Alabama’s larger-than-average linemen. The OL will need at least two new starters next fall, with JC Latham and Seth McLaughlin leaving Tuscaloosa.

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