While Kalen DeBoer is making every effort to construct a coaching staff and maintain a cohesive player base, he is also witnessing players depart the University of Alabama football program through the NCAA transfer portal.
Zion Grady is a standout player from Enterprise (Ala.) High School and a five-star edge rusher for 2025.
Justin Smith, Touchdown Alabama Magazine’s Director of Scouting and Recruiting, claims that Grady stated that “the communication has to be there” from DeBoer and his team. Grady decided not to commit after Saban’s retirement. He is willing to return, but he would prefer to speak with the new coaching staff directly. Former Alabama defensive lineman Nick Gentry is not pleased that Grady has backed out of his committment. Being a native of Prattville, Alabama, and a two-time BCS National Champion in 2009 and 2011, he would cherish joining the coaching staff. Gentry had a single message for the coaching staff of Alabama.
Pair of Alabama OL double down on commitment to the Tide
Two freshman offensive lineman at Alabama made it plain they are staying with the Crimson Tide on a day when the rush to the transfer portal persisted.
On social media, Olaus Alinen and Wilkin Formy expressed their excitement about rejoining the program in their sophomore years under Kalen DeBoer, the new head coach.