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2022 Alabama Crimson Tide Eligibility Tracker

A position-by-position look at the Crimson Tide roster as Alabama transitions into the 2022 college football season and beyond.

They had barely walked off the field following the National Championship Game and numerous players and coaches were quickly on the move, announcing their departures from Alabama

A couple of them had even been considered starters at some point of the 2021 season. 

This had already become the new norm in college football. 

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban still had the Alabama poised to keep rolling, no one knew how the changes adopted by the NCAA to get through the 2020 season would continue to impact the roster. 

For example, normally the NCAA limit is 85 scholarship players on the active roster at any point, and football programs may sign only 25 players during each recruiting cycle.

The latter part has been around since 2011, after Ole Miss under Houston Nutt had a 37-man signing class in 2009. The governing body closed down many of the loopholes he used to try and pack his roster, although coaches can still backtrack some to fill gaps from the previous year. 

However, the 85-player limit was temporarily lifted due to the coronavirus pandemic..  

When the NCAA decided that the 2020 season would not count against a player’s eligibility, regardless of if he played or not, the maximum limit became moot. Theoretically, a football team could have 100-plus scholarship players until those players involved all departed.

That's assuming the school could afford to do so. 

Alabama, of course, hasn't had much of a problem with that, and continued to stockpile talent. A year ago, Saban signed what some called the best recruiting class in history (at least on paper), and continued to add top prospects with another top-ranked class on Early Signing Day for 2022.   

He just has a couple of loose ends to tie up on National Signing Day on February 2. 

The coach doesn’t disclose scholarship information so there's always a little bit of guesswork involved, and there's always some coming and going over the summer.

Here’s a look at each position group along with the year each player arrived. 

Those ranked in the top 99 of his recruiting class is labeled as such. The players in the Class of 2021 are as according to Sports Illustrated, and those who arrived in Tuscaloosa previously. A "*" means he was considered consensus top-32 player in his recruiting class (which essentially translates to five-star designation). 

Quarterbacks 

Bryce Young, 2020, [SIAA 2]*

Jalen Milroe, 2021 [81]

SIAA No. 24: Ty Simpson*, 6-2, 195, Martin, Tenn./Westview

One of the top quarterback prospects in the nation … a five-star quarterback on the 247Composite and the No. 24 recruit overall in the country … the No. 3 quarterback on the Composite and the No. 2 player from the state of Tennessee … PrepStar’s second-ranked quarterback and the No. 25 player on the outlet’s Top 150 Dream Team … the No. 36 player nationally, the No. 4 signal-caller and the No. 2 player in the state by 247Sports … rated No. 30 in the Rivals250 and the No. 3 quarterback in the nation while ranking as the No. 2 player in the state … No. 31 on the ESPN300 and the No. 2 quarterback in the country … also rated as the No. 17 player in the Southeast Region and No. 2 in Tennessee by ESPN.com … named the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year after throwing for 2,827 yards and 41 touchdowns – just three interceptions – while rushing for 862 yards and 11 scores on 92 carries … led Westview High School to the 2A Tennessee State Championship under the direction of head coach Jarod Neal … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” and was selected to the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … threw for 1,888 yards as a junior on just 203 attempts with 20 touchdowns while rushing for 311 yards and seven scores … chose Alabama over Clemson, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

Departed

Paul Tyson, 2019, transferred to Arizona State 

Running Back 

Trey Sanders, 2019 [SIAA 6]*

Jase McClellan, 2020 [47]

Jahmyr Gibbs, 2020 [76]

Roydell Williams, 2020 [77]

Jamarion Miller, 2022

Arrived Via Transfer 

Jahmyr Gibbs, 5-11, 200, Jr., Dalton, Ga./Dalton/Georgia Tech

SIAA No. 23: Emmanuel Henderson*, RB, 6-1, 185, Hartford, Ala./Geneva County

One of the top athletes and running backs in the nation … a 247Composite five-star player who is ranked 30th nationally, the No. 1 running back overall and the No. 2 player in the state of Alabama … ranked 18th on the ESPN300 and is the outlet’s top-ranked running back … also rated as the No. 12 player in the Southeast Region and No. 2 player in the state by ESPN.com … No. 45 on the Top247 list, the No. 2 running back and No. 2 player in the state according to 247Sports … Rivals.com’s No. 53 recruit on the Rivals250, the No. 4 athlete and third-ranked player in Alabama … a five-star by PrepStar who is the outlet’s No. 34 signee nationally and the No. 2 running back … selected to the Under Armour All-America Game … coached by Jim Bob Striplin at Geneva County High School where he rushed for 1,447 yards as a junior with 20 touchdowns … accounted for 1,996 yards and 32 scores as a sophomore … 2A all-state selection as a junior in 2020 … a three-sport star who also averaged double figures on the basketball court and has been timed at 11.4 in the 100-meter dash … chose Alabama over Auburn, Clemson and Georgia.

Jamarion Miller, RB, 5-10, 195, Tyler, Texas/Tyler Legacy

Highly regarded running back recruit from the talent-rich state of Texas … a four-star prospect by all major outlets … the No. 86 player overall and No. 6 running back recruit nationally by 247Sports … also listed as the No. 16 player from Texas by 247 … listed as the No. 18 prospect from Texas along with the No. 7 running back and 97th-rated recruit overall on the 247Composite … No. 114 on the Rivals250 and the seventh-ranked running back by the site … also tabbed the No. 16 player from Texas by Rivals … ESPN.com listed him as the No. 122 recruit on the ESPN300 and the No. 9 running back overall … the 33rd-rated player from the Midlands Region and No. 25 player in Texas by ESPN … coached by Joe Willis at Tyler Legacy … totaled 1,355 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns to go with 380 receiving yards and six scores for the Red Raiders during his senior season … owns the TLHS school record for career rushing yards with nearly 5,000 across four seasons … chose Alabama over in-state Texas.

Departured

Brian Robinson Jr., 2017 (NFL/eligibility)

RB Camar Wheaton, 2021, No. 9 (entered name in transfer portal, is not enrolled) 

Wide Receivers 

Kendrick Law, 2022, SIAA No. 33

Ja'Corey Brooks, 2021, SIAA No. 45

Christian Leary, 2021, No. 47

JoJo Earle, 2021 No. 75

Aaron Anderson, 2022

Thaiu Jones-Bell, 2020

Traeshon Holden, 2020

Arrived Via Transfer

Jermaine Burton, 2020, WR, 6-0, 200, Jr., Calabasas, Calif./Calabasas/Georgia

Tyler Harrell, 2018, WR, 6-0 194 Jr., Miami, Fla./Columbus/Louisville

SIAA No. 33 Kendrick Law, WR/DB, Shreveport (La.) Captain Shreve

Versatile player who can contribute at multiple positions as one of the nation’s top athletes … a four-star signee by all major recruiting sites … the third-ranked athlete and No. 85 recruit nationally by 247Sports who also lists him as the No. 5 player from Louisiana … No. 85 overall and the third-ranked athlete in the country on the 247Composite … the Composite’s No. 8 player from Louisiana … ranked as the No. 92 player nationally according to the On300 list by On3 … the No. 96 ranked recruit in the On3 consensus … the No. 100 signee on the Rivals250 while also being tabbed the No. 6 athlete and 11th-rated player from Louisiana by Rivals.com … No. 83 on the ESPN300 … ESPN.com’s No. 12 athlete nationally, the No. 50 prospect overall in the Southeast Region and the eighth-ranked player from his home state … coached by Bryant Sepuvaldo at Captain Shreve High School … also excelled in track for the Gators … chose Alabama over Florida State, LSU and Texas.

SIAA No. 56: Shazz Preston WR, 6-0, 190, Saint James, La./Saint James

Considered one of the top wide receiver prospects in the country … gives the Tide another playmaker on the outside … a consensus four-star prospect … the No. 5 receiver in the nation, No. 41 player on the Rivals100 and the No. 6 recruit in Louisiana according to Rivals.com … No. 43 on the 247Composite, the No. 3 receiver and the No. 4 player in the state of Louisiana … 108th in the Top247, the No. 17 wideout and No. 7 player in the state by 247Sports … listed at No. 90 on the ESPN300 while the site also ranked him as the No. 3 receiver, No. 9 player in the Southwest Region and the top player in Louisiana … selected to the Under Armour All-America Game … coached by Robert Valdez at Saint James High School … chose Alabama over Georgia, LSU and Texas.

Aaron Anderson, WR, 5-9, 185, New Orleans, La./Edna Karr

Speedy wideout who also excelled on the gridiron and the track in high school … a four-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … No. 55 on the Rivals250 and the No. 88 prospect on the ESPN300 … the eighth-ranked wide receiver and No. 13 player from Louisiana by Rivals.com … tabbed the No. 10 wideout and No. 6 player from Louisiana on the rankings from both ESPN.com and PrepStar … 247Composite listed him as the No. 96 player and No. 14 wide receiver nationally … also tabbed as the Composite’s eighth-ranked player in the state … No. 162 overall and the No. 27 wide receiver in the country by 247Sports … selected to the Under Armour All-America Game … coached by Brice Brown at Edna Karr High School where he helped the Cougars to multiple state titles … also set numerous track records while at EKHS … signed with the Crimson Tide after decommitting from in-state LSU.

Isaiah Bond, WR, 5-11, 175, Buford, Ga./Buford

An explosive playmaker out of Georgia … a unanimous four-star prospect … ranked No. 86 on the 247Composite, the site’s No. 2 athlete and No. 8 player in the state of Georgia … No. 89 on the Top247 list and rated as 247Sports’ No. 3 athlete and No. 8 player in the state … the No. 88 prospect on the Rivals250, the No. 17 wide receiver and No. 7 player in Georgia … No. 108 on the ESPN300, the No. 9 receiver, the No. 42 recruit in the Southeast Region and No. 9 player in the state … selected to the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … won the Georgia 6A 100-meter (10.51) and 200-meter (21.19) state titles as a junior with personal bests of 10.48 (100 meters) and 21.05 (200 meters) … played for head coach Bryant Appling at Buford High School … chose Alabama over Florida and Georgia.

Kobe Prentice, WR, 5-10, 171, Calera, Ala./Calera

An explosive athlete out of Calera … a unanimous four-star prospect … the 247Composite’s 147th player nationally, the No. 24 wide receiver and the No. 8 player in Alabama … listed as the No. 76 player on the Top247 list by 247Sports … also the site’s No. 9 receiver and the No. 4 player in Alabama … No. 84 on the Rivals250 while also being listed as the No. 15 wideout and the fourth-ranked player in the state … rated as the No. 35 wide receiver by ESPN.com and the No. 19 player in Alabama … a track standout as well with a 10.8 100-meter time … finished sixth in the state at the 6A level in the 100-meter dash … caught 41 passes for 711 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior … coached by Jason Hamlin at Calera High School … chose Alabama over Mississippi State and Maryland.

Departed

Javon Baker, 2020 (transferred to Kentucky)

Slade Bolden, 2018 (declared for NFL draft)

Agiye Hall, 2021 (committed to Texas)

John Metchie III, 2019 (declared for NFL draft)

Jameson Williams, 2019 (declared for NFL draft)

Xavier Williams, 2018 (transfered to Utah State) 

Tight ends 

Cameron Latu, 2018

Kendall Randolph, 2017/OL

Elijah Brown, 2022

Robbie Ouzts, 2021

Elijah Brown, TE, 6-5, 230, Dayton, Ohio/Wayne

A playmaker at tight end who hails from Ohio … a consensus four-star prospect who is equally adept at making plays in the passing game while being a proven run blocker … listed at No. 230 on the Top247 while ranking as the No. 14 tight end and No. 11 player in Ohio … 245th in the Rivals250, the No. 9 tight end in the nation and 10th-ranked player in Ohio … rated No. 300 on the 247Composite, the No. 14 tight end and No. 11 player in the state … ESPN.com’s No. 8 tight end in the country, the No. 40 prospect in the Midwest Region and the No. 10 player in the state … four-star according to PrepStar … as a junior, caught 30 passes for 278 yards and a touchdown while helping block for a ground attack at Wayne High School that churned out 1,754 yards on just 277 attempts .. played for head coach Roosevelt Mukes at WHS … chose Alabama over Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Danny Lewis, TE, 6-4, 255, New Iberia, La./Westgate

Physical hybrid tight end from Louisiana … a three-star recruit by all major outlets … Rivals.com lists him as the No. 19 tight end overall … tabbed the No. 25 tight end and No. 39 player from Louisiana according to ESPN.com’s rankings … No. 30 tight end and no. 25 player in his home state by 247Sports … the Composite’s No. 40 tight end and No. 36 player from Louisiana … coached by Ryan Antoine at Westgate High School … chose Alabama over Florida, LSU and Cincinnati.

Amari Niblack, WR/TE, 6-5, 230, Dayton, Ohio/Wayne

One of the top athletes in his class who can slot in at wideout or tight end … a four-star recruit by all major outlets … the No. 7 athlete and No. 22 player from Florida by both 247Sports and on the 247Composite … No. 140 on PrepStar’s Top 150 Dream Team … 247’s No. 173 overall recruit and the No. 188 player on the Composite … evaluated as a wide receiver by Rivals.com who has him listed as the No. 19 receiver overall and No. 21 player from Florida … also earned the No. 92 spot on the Rivals250 list … ESPN.com’s No. 291 recruit on the ESPN300 and the No. 9 tight end/H-back in the country … ranked 38th in the state of Florida and the No. 119 player in the Southeast Region by ESPN … coached by Cory Moore at Lakewood High School … also a standout basketball player for the Spartans …chose Alabama over Florida State, Georgia Tech and Indiana.

Late Addition to Class of 2022

Miles Kitselman, TE, 6-5, 250, Lyndon, Kansas/Lyndon/Hutchinson C.C.

Departures

Jahleel Billingsley, 2019 (transferred to Texas)

Caden Clark, 2020 (transferred to Akron)

Major Tennison, 2017

Offensive Linemen 

OT Tommy Brockermeyer, 2021, SIAA No. 5*

OT J.C. Latham, 2021, No. 8*

OL Tyler Booker, 2022, No. 27

T Amari Kight, 2019, [76]

G Jaeden Roberts, 2021, No. 98

OL Emil Ekiyor Jr., 2018

OL Tanner Bowles, 2019

T/G Javion Cohen, 2020

T Damieon George, 2020

C Seth McLaughlin, 2020

OG Terrence Ferguson, 2021

C James Brockermeyer, 2021

Arrived via transfer

Tyler Steen, OT, 6-5, 317, Miami/St. Thomas Aquinas/Vanderbilt  

SIAA No. 16: Elijah Pritchett, OT, 6-6, 300, Columbus, Ga./Carver

One of the top offensive line prospects in the 2022 cycle who is a high four-star prospect … rated No. 31 in the Rivals250, the No. 5 offensive tackle and No. 11 player in Georgia … ranked No. 54 on the 247Composite, the No. 7 offensive tackle and No. 4 player in Georgia … listed 67th in the Top247 … rated as the No. 9 tackle and No. 6 player in Georgia by 247Sports … the No. 8 player in the state by ESPN.com while ranking 103rd on the ESPN300, the No. 14 tackle and No. 41 player in the Southeast Region … earned a spot in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … coached by Corey Joyner at Carver High School … chose Alabama over Florida State, Georgia and USC.

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SIAA No. 27: Tyler Booker, OL, 6-5, 325, Bradenton, Fla./IMG Academy

Versatile lineman who is one of the top offensive line recruits in his class … a five-star offensive tackle and the No. 7 player on the ESPN300 by ESPN.com … also tabbed the No. 5 player in the Southeast Region and third-ranked signee from Florida … the fourth-ranked offensive guard and No. 126 player on the Rivals250 according to Rivals.com … the No. 6 offensive tackle by both 247Sports and on the 247Composite … tabbed as the 10th-ranked offensive tackle and fifth-ranked player from Florida by PrepStar … No. 46 nationally and the No. 7 player from Florida by 247Sports … the Composite’s No. 51 player in the country and ninth-ranked recruit from his home state … selected to the Under Armour All-America Game … coached by former NFL linebacker Thomas “Pepper” Johnson at IMG Academy … chose Alabama over Florida, Georgia and Ohio State.

Departed

T/G Tommy Brown, 2018 (transferred to Colorado)

T Evan Neal, 2019, [7]* (declared for NFL draft)

Chris Owens, 2016, (NFL/eligibility)

T/G Pierce Quick, 2019, [40], [40] (transferred to Georgia Tech)

OL Dayne Shor, 2022 (transferred to UConn)

Defensive Linemen

Damon Payne, 2021, No. 11*

Tim Smith, 2020, No. 56

Justin Eboigbe, 2019, No. 62

Jaheim Oatis, 2022, No. 67

Byron Young, 2019, No. 77

Khurtiss Perry, 2022, No 82

Monkell Goodwine, 2021, No. 89

Braylen Ingraham, 2019

Jah-Marien Latham, 2020

DJ Dale, 2019

Jamil Burroughs, 2020

Tim Keenan, 2021

Anquin Barnes, 2021

SIAA No. 67: Jaheim Oatis, DL, 6-4, 360, Columbia, Miss./Columbia

Powerful offensive lineman from neighboring Mississippi … earned a five-star ranking as the No. 2 recruit in Mississippi and 10th-ranked defensive tackle nationally by PrepStar … a four-star recruit by all other major outlets … No. 24 on the ESPN300 and the fourth-ranked defensive tackle in the country … also listed as the No. 15 player in the Southeast Region and the No. 2 player in Mississippi by ESPN … the No. 83 recruit on the Rivals250 along with being tabbed the No. 6 defensive tackle and No. 3 player from Mississippi by Rivals.com … the top-ranked player in Mississippi according to 247Sports … 247Sports’ No. 10 defensive lineman and No. 80 player overall … listed as the No. 60 player and the No. 9 defensive lineman in the country on the 247Composite … selected to the Under Armour All-America Game … earned a spot on the Clarion Ledger’s 2020 All-State Team as a junior thanks to his 65 tackles, including 18 for loss and three sacks, to go with four field goal blocks … coached by Chip Bilderback at Columbia High School … chose Alabama over in-state Mississippi State and Ole Miss along with LSU.

SIAA No. 82: Khurtiss Perry, DL, 6-2, 260, Pike Road, Ala./Pike Road

In-state defensive lineman who is rated as a four-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … the No. 3 player from Alabama by 247Sports who also listed him as the No. 55 prospect nationally and the No. 8 defensive lineman … also tabbed the No. 3 player in the state by ESPN.com who listed him as the eighth-ranked defensive tackle and 28th-ranked player in the Southeast Region … the No. 56 prospect on the ESPN300 … listed as the No. 74 recruit nationally and the No. 11 defensive lineman overall on the 247Composite … the No. 129 prospect on the Rivals250 and the No. 11 defensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com … helped Pike Road to a state championship in 2021 … recorded 76 tackles, including 22 sacks, with 30 quarterback hurries and a forced fumble as a senior … earned a spot in the 2021 All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … coached by Patrick Browning at PRHS … chose Alabama over Auburn along with Clemson and Texas.

Isaiah Hastings, DL, 6-4, 290, Toronto, Canada/Clearwater Academy International (Fla.)

A Canadian product that joins the Crimson Tide after playing last season for head coach Jesse Chinchar at Clearwater Academy International in Florida … a four-star prospect who ranks 183rd nationally in the Top247 while ranking as the No. 22 defensive lineman and No. 21 player in Florida by 247Sports … ranked No. 310 on the 247Composite, the No. 39 defensive lineman and the No. 37 player in Florida … Rivals.com listed him as the No. 43 defensive tackle and the No. 79 player in Florida … a four-star by ESPN who also tabbed him the No. 35 defensive tackle, No. 188 player in the Southeast Region and the No. 62 recruit in the state … chose Alabama over Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Oregon.

Departures

Phidarian Mathis, 2017 (NFL/eligibility)

LaBryan Ray, 2017, [SIAA 28]* (NFL/eligibility)

Stephon Wynn Jr., 2018 No. 74 (transferred to Nebraska)

Linebackers

OLB Jeremiah Alexander, 2022, SIAA No. 5

OLB Will Anderson Jr., 2020, No. 17*

OLB Chris Braswell, 2020, No. 19*

OLB Dallas Turner, 2021, No. 33

ILB Demouy Kennedy, 2020, No. 39

ILB Henry To'o To'o, 2019 (Tennessee), No. 44

ILB Quandarrius Robinson, 2020, No. 65

OLB Jihaad Campbell, 2022, No. 97

ILB Shawn Murphy, 2022, No. 99:

ILB Deontae Lawson, Mobile, Ala. (Mobile Christian School), 2021

ILB Jaylen Moody, 2018

OLB Keanu Koht, Vero Beach, Calif., 2021

OLB Ian Jackson, Prattville, Ala., 2021

ILB Kendrick Blackshire, Duncanville, Texas, 2021

SIAA No. 5: Jeremiah Alexander, OLB, LB, 6-2, 250, Alabaster, Ala./Thompson

The top-rated player from Alabama and one of the top edge rushers in his class … a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, ESPN.com, PrepStar and on the 247Composite … the fourth-ranked player on the Rivals250 and the No. 1-ranked weakside defensive end by Rivals … No. 11 on the ESPN300, the second-ranked defensive end and No. 7 player in the Southeast Region according to ESPN … the top-ranked edge rusher and eighth-ranked prospect nationally on the 247Composite … earned a four-star grade by 247Sports, who listed him as the No. 5 edge rusher and 33rd-rated recruit in the country … the top-rated player at his position and in the state while also being tabbed as the No. 17 prospect on the Top 150 Dream Team by PrepStar … earned MaxPreps Alabama Football Player of the Year honors in 2021 … totaled 93 tackles, including 29 for loss, to go with 10 sacks and 27 quarterback hurries as a senior at Thompson High School … helped the Warriors to the state title in 2021 … selected to the Under Armour All-America Game following his senior campaign … coached by Mark Freeman at THS … signed with the Crimson Tide over Clemson and Georgia among a multitude of offers.

SIAA No. 97, Jihaad Campbell, OLB, 6-3, 215, Erial, N.J./IMG Academy

An elite outside linebacker/edge player … a four-star recruit ranked as the No. 23 player nationally in the Top247 while 247Sports ranked him as the third-best edge player in the country and the No. 4 player in Florida … the 247Composite’s 78th player nationally, the No. 9 edge and No. 11 recruit in the state … ESPN.com’s No. 11 outside linebacker and the No. 120 player in the ESPN300 -… listed as the No. 50 player in the Southeast Region and the No. 13 player in Florida by ESPN … Rivals.com rated him 122nd in the Rivals250 and the No. 9 outside linebacker … played his first three seasons of prep football at Timber Creek High School in Erial, N.J., for head coach Brian Wright … spent his senior season at IMG Academy for head coach Thomas “Pepper” Johnson … in 2020 at Timber Creek, Campbell played in seven games at receiver and defensive end … caught 15 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns while recording 45 tackles and seven sacks … chose Alabama over Clemson, Florida, Georgia and Texas A&M.

SIAA No. 99: Shawn Murphy, ILB, 6-2, 215, Manassas, Va./Unity Reed

A four-star linebacker by all major outlets … the top-ranked inside linebacker by both Rivals.com and ESPN.com … Rivals’ No. 34 prospect on the Rivals250 and the No. 2 player from Virginia … the No. 35 recruit on the ESPN300, the second-ranked player from his home state and the No. 3 overall recruit in the East Region by the site … the No. 23 player on PrepStar’s Top 150 Dream Team and the outlet’s third-ranked linebacker and second-ranked player in the state of Virginia … listed as the No. 5 inside backer and No. 57 recruit in the country on the 247Composite … the No. 127 player nationally and No. 9 linebacker by 247Sports while also being tabbed the site’s No. 3 player in Virginia … tallied 113 tackles, including 20 for loss and six sacks, to go with a pair of interceptions as a senior … selected as the 2021 Butkus Award winner for high school … also earned a spot in the Under Armour All-America Game and All-American Bowl … coached by Carroll Walker at Unity Reed High School … signed with the Crimson Tide over Florida, LSU, Ohio State and Penn State.

Departures

OLB Christopher Allen, 2017 (NFL draft)

LB Jackson Bratton, 2020 (transferred to UAB)

ILB Christian Harris, 2019 (NFL draft)

ILB Shane Lee, 2019, [78] (transferred to Southern California)

OLB King Mwikuta, 2019 (transferred to Arkansas State)

OLB Drew Sanders, 2020, [22]* (transferred to Arkansas)

Defensive Backs 

CB Eli Ricks, 2020, SIAA No. 14 (LSU transfer)*

CB Ga’Quincy McKinstry, 2021, No. 29*

S Jordan Battle, 2019, No. 43

S Terrion Arnold, 2021, No. 44

S Brian Branch, 2020, No. 61

S Trequon Fegans, 2022, No. 70:

S DeMarcco Hellams, 2019, No. 84

S Kristian Story, 2020

S Malachi Moore, 2020

CB Jahquez Robinson, 2020

CB Devonta Smith, 2021

CB Khyree Jackson, 2021

Arrived Via Tansfer

Eli Ricks, DB, 6-2, 190, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./IMG Academy/LSU

SIAA No. 45: Earl Little, CB, 6-1, 180, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./American Heritage

One of the top defensive back prospects coming out of the talent-rich state of Florida … a unanimous four-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … the No. 73 recruit and No. 12 corner in the country by 247Sports … also tabbed as the No. 11 player from Florida by 247Sports and Rivals.com … the 75th-rated player on the Rivals100 and No. 9 cornerback nationally by Rivals … listed as the No. 101 player in the country and the No. 12 cornerback on the 247Composite … ESPN.com’s 25th-ranked corner and the No. 207 player on the ESPN300 … selected to the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … coached by Patrick Surtain Sr. at American Heritage High School … son of former NFL player Earl Little … chose Alabama over in-state Florida State and Miami along with LSU among his 30-plus offers.

SIAA No. 70: Trequon Fegans, Nickel, 6-2, 185, Alabaster, Ala./Thompson

Continues the pipeline from Thompson High School to Alabama … a unanimous four-star prospect … ranked No. 104 on the 247Composite, the No. 15 cornerback and No. 5 player in the state of Alabama … earned the No. 90 spot nationally from PrepStar who also rated him as the No. 10 corner in the country and the fifth-ranked player in the state … No. 93 on the Top247 list while also being tabbed the No. 14 corner and No. 6 player in the state by 247Sports … ESPN.com’s No. 64 player on the ESPN300 … also the No. 9 cornerback, No. 32 player in the Southeast Region and No. 4 player in Alabama by ESPN … listed at 179 on the Rivals250 … also ranked as the No. 16 corner and No. 7 player in the state by Rivals.com … … selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game … coached by Mark Freeman at Thompson High School where he helped lead the Warriors to three straight Alabama 7A State Championships … chose Alabama over Miami.

Jake Pope, S, 6-1, 190, Buford, Ga./Buford

Talented defensive back from neighboring Georgia … also saw time at wide receiver and as a return specialist in high school … a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, 247Sports and PrepStar … ESPN’s No. 26 safety and No. 33 player from the state … rated as the No. 28 safety nationally and the No. 32 player from Georgia by PrepStar … the No. 29 safety nationally by 247Sports who also lists him as the No. 29 player in Georgia … earned a three-star ranking from Rivals.com and on the 247Composite … coached by Bryant Appling at Buford High School … helped the Wolves to multiple state championships during his time on the varsity squad … also a highly regarded baseball player … signed with Alabama over Georgia, Notre Dame and North Carolina.

Antonio Kite, DB, 6-1, 180, Anniston, Ala./Anniston

One of the top football players in Alabama who has excelled on both sides of the football … expected to focus on defensive back at Alabama … a unanimous four-star prospect … ranked 81st on the ESPN300 … ESPN.com’s No. 5 athlete, No. 36 player in the Southeast Region and No. 5 signee from the state of Alabama … No. 173 on the Rivals250, the No. 18 athlete nationally and the No. 10 player from the state … No. 154 on the 247Composite, the No. 5 athlete and No. 9 player in Alabama … ranks No. 221 on the Top247 list by 247Sports while also being tabbed the No. 9 athlete overall and No. 11 player in the state … No. 172 recruit nationally by PrepStar and the No. 7 athlete in the nation … an outstanding basketball player as well, Kite was named the 2020 ASWA 4A Player of the Year after averaging 20.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game … coached by Rico White at Anniston High School … chose Alabama over South Carolina, Tennessee and UCF.

Departures

CB Jalyn Armour-Davis, 2018 (entering NFL draft)

DB Marcus Banks, 2019 (transfer to Mississippi State)

CB Josh Jobe, 2018 (entered NFL Draft)

S Kaine Williams, 2021 (transfer to Nebraska)

S Daniel Wright, 2017 (NFL/eligibility) 

Special Teams

Will Reichard, 2019

Walk-on James Burnip, 2021, P

Incoming

Walk-on Upton Bellenfant, 2021, P/K

Coaches 

  • Nick Saban, Head Coach
  • Holmon Wiggins, Assistant Head Coach of Offense/Wide Receivers
  • Pete Golding, Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
  • Bill O'Brien, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Joe Cox, Tight Ends
  • Coleman Hutzler, Special Teams/Outside Linebackers
  • Robert Gillespie, Running Backs
  • Charles Kelly, Associate Defensive Coordinator/Safeties
  • Freddie Roach, Defensive Line
  • Travaris Robinson, Cornerbacks
  • Eric Wolford, Offensive Line

Departed

  • Doug Marrone, Offensive Line
  • Sal Sunseri, Outside Linebackers (now on support staff)
  • Drew Svoboda, Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends (added to support staff)
  • Jay Valai, Cornerbacks

This story will be updated as necessary.