The transfers out of the Alabama Football program are beginning to bubble up as Ja’Corey Brooks has entered the transfer portal. The Alabama football career of Ja’Corey Brooks will always be an interesting and curious case.
As a true freshman, Brooks put his name in Alabama lore making a massive catch in the Iron Bowl to force overtime and helped keep Alabama Football’s playoff hopes alive. Brooks would finish his freshman year with 15 catches for 192 yards and a pair of touchdowns. As a Sophomore Brooks became one of Bryce Young’s preferred targets catching 39 passes for 674 yards and eight touchdowns.
Entering this season it seemed that Brooks and Burton would be the primary receivers for the Alabama Football team. However, Brooks hasn’t received much playing time catching only three passes for 30 yards.
Brooks was a member of the 2021 recruiting class, which has now seen all four wide receivers Alabama signed depart for the transfer portal with Jojo Earle, Agiye Hall, and Christian Leary all leaving.
Alabama Football: Transfers to continue rolling in
Since Tyler Buchner first announced he was leaving we’ve seen a few more players enter the portal with Ja’Corey Brooks, Isaiah Hastings, and Thaiu Jones-Bell all entering the transfer portal. As players continue to enter the transfer portal, I’d expect to see more players from the Alabama program to continue to enter the transfer portal.
The biggest name I’d expect to see depart for the portal is Quarterback Ty Simpson however, I don’t expect to see it until after the playoff games. Simpson was rumored to enter the portal last season but, stuck around with a chance to earn the starting QB job before losing out to Jalen Milroe. With Milroe returning for one more season and the arrival of Julian Sayin I’d expect Simpson to explore the transfer portal for an opportunity to start as soon as next season.
Note: Portal News via 247 Sports.