Alabama Football and Crimson Tide Basketball latest Portal developments

Check out the latest transfer news and rumors for the Alabama Football and Crimson Tide basketball programs.
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The college basketball Transfer Portal has been the frenzy that was expected from football's Spring Transfer Portal. Nate Oats and his staff have worked through five exits by now former Alabama players while adding three transfers and courting more.

For Alabama Football and Kalen DeBoer, the transfer pace has produced fewer results. That is not to say that DeBoer is plodding along. It is more that, so far, the Alabama Crimson Tide roster is holding firm in Tuscaloosa. To no one's surprise, Kadyn Proctor announced a return to the Crimson Tide. Recently, DeBoer added last season's Lou Groza winner, former Miami-Ohio placekicker, Graham Nicholson.

There is plenty of time for more Alabama Football portal activity. This weekend former Arizona State cornerback, Ed Woods plans to visit the Crimson Tide. After two seasons of limited play for the Sun Devils in 2020 and 2021, Woods became an ASU starter in 2022. He has considerable experience from 20 games in the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

Kalen DeBoer has added insight into Woods from the ASU vs. Washington game last October. The explosive Wahington offense had little success in a tough 15-7 win. The scoring for the Huskies came from three field goals and an interception return for a touchdown. Woods had six solo tackles and a forced fumble in the game.

No doubt DeBoer is still pursuing at least one more offensive lineman, though he said this week the offensive line was the most improved position group during spring practice.

Unofficially, after adding Proctor and Graham Nicholson, the 2024 scholarship count is one over at 86. Since the exodus of players after Nick Saban's retirement, DeBoer has added a total of 10 transfer players. There will be more additions and more attrition, but the Alabama 2024 roster appears close to being set.

Alabama Basketball Transfer Situation

Interest in Alabama has been high, but so far, Nate Oats has not landed the key big man his roster needs. After some indecision and delay, Joe Tipton says Rutgers Center, Clifford Omoruyi will visit Tuscaloosa this weekend. Omoruyi is Nigerian, in the United States on a student visa. As a result, his ability to earn NIL funds is limited. He has visited Georgetown and plans a Kansas State visit after his trip to Tuscaloosa. Omoruyi is considered a perfect fit for the Nate Oats system.

It has been reported Oats is chasing several more transfer targets. It is unlikely that any guards or wings being mentioned are still under consideration by the Alabama staff. A possible, maybe even probable reason why, is the growing confidence that Mark Sears and Grant Nelson will return. With a Sears return and no exit by Latrell Wrightsell Jr., the Tide roster will be full at the 1,2 and 3 spots.

A credible Alabama basketball insider believes the Tide Hoops NIL budget is even higher than the $2.5M - $3M basketball expert Jeff Goodman recently cited. The exact number may not be Arkansas Razorback or Memphis Tigers level money, but it is believed Nate Oats has the resources he needs.

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