Alabama Football: Losing Agiye Hall doesn’t hurt depth


Alabama football will be fine without Hall

Alabama football is known for having depth at the receiver position. In the past, top-tier players had to wait their turn to even crack the starting roster. This can cause players to transfer before seeing the field.

Agiye Hall is one of those players. While he was kicked off the team and did not make the active choice to leave Alabama football, he still entered the Transfer Portal. Without much of a recruitment process, he decided to head to Texas. He will now play for Steve Sarkisian and has a chance to compete against the Tide in the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

Losing a talented player always stings. When you add in the loss of every starting receiver from 2021, it is easy to see why Alabama football fans would be worried. However, losing Hall is not as bad as you would think for a few reasons.

For starters, Hall was not projected to be a starter this year. He has plenty of talent, but he was behind players like Christian Leary, Ja’Corey Brooks and Traeshon Holden. JoJo Earle will start in the slot, and there is depth on the outside.

Also, Alabama has utilized the Transfer Portal. Jermaine Burton came in from Georgia, and he will almost certainly be the Tide’s WR1. Alabama still might add players in the summer, so the Tide are probably not done loading up at receiver.

Hall had potential, but you don’t count wins in advanced because of potential. He was not guaranteed to start, and he was certainly not guaranteed to be a top receiver in the SEC. He could have become that player over time, but he never made it work in Tuscaloosa.

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Instead, Alabama has a room full of gifted players who are ready to contribute in 2022. There are still concerns, but the Tide will get better this summer. It hurts to lose someone that talented, but the depth and top-level talent in Tuscaloosa remain solid.