Tommy Brockermeyer – Redshirt Sophomore- Tackle TCU
A consensus top 10 prospect in the country and 2nd ranked Offensive Tackle in the country Tommy and his brother James a Center committed to the Alabama Football recruiting class in 2021. With competition at three spots along the offensive line it seemed like Brockermeyer would’ve had a chance to win the left tackle job with Tyler Steen departing for the draft. The decision for Brockermeyer hasn’t seemed to pan out as he hasn’t started for TCU yet. For Alabama, Brockermeyer most likely would have seen playing time at left tackle as at points in the season Kadyn Proctor has struggled in pass protection.
Alabama Football will always lose transfers it can’t become for the wrong reasons.
The impact name, image, and likeness has had on college football has continued to grow and serves as a motivation for incoming freshmen to demand playing time. The main reason Alabama football loses such a high number of players to the portal is mostly due to playing time. As a school that’s finished in the top 5 every year since 2009 in recruiting class rankings with top talent constantly coming into the program, you’ll always have players who look elsewhere if they don’t pan out. The problem will come if Alabama starts losing starters at an alarming rate, with how much money boosters are willing to pay across the country it becomes a possibility that rival schools will use NIL to poach starters from teams across the country. For now, Alabama is perfectly fine, losing only 1 starter since the transfer portal rules changed.
Note: All stats via ESPN
No one can label Nick Saban a ‘Transfer King’ but Saban is highly effective in managing a roster through transfers.