Alabama Football transfer portal updates

Michigan State offensive lineman Geno VanDeMark (74) warms up before the game against Western
Michigan State offensive lineman Geno VanDeMark (74) warms up before the game against Western / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

After the commitment of Wake Forest transfer DaShawn Jones, Alabama fans should feel a little more comfortable with the state of the secondary and the cornerback position in particular. 

However, the Tide is still making moves here in the late stages of spring. Bama is still in the mix for former South Alabama linebacker Khalil Jacobs. Jacobs was briefly believed to be a heavy Auburn lean and the Tigers may still be the favorite, but it seems that Jacobs still intends to visit Alabama after postponing a scheduled visit last weekend. Jacobs is an athletic linebacker who is keenly familiar with Kane Wommack’s system. He plans to visit Alabama and Missouri, among others, before making his final decision.

Former Michigan State offensive lineman Geno VanDeMark is also a priority target for the Crimson Tide. VanDeMark has deep ties to Alabama offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic and would be an extremely valuable piece for Alabama on the interior offensive line. Kapilovic helped to recruit VanDeMark to Michigan State back in the class of 2021.

VanDeMark went on to appear in 18 games for the Spartans. He is an experienced player who would provide quality offensive line depth, particularly at the center position where Bama is seemingly vulnerable behind Parker Brailsford.

Alabama is also still pursuing former Penn State safety King Mack, who was a highly-touted recruit in the 2023 cycle. Mack would help to mitigate the transfer losses of Peyton Woodyard and Tony Mitchell in the Tide secondary. 

Look for Alabama to remain active in the transfer portal until it feels its depth is sufficient across the board. The coaching staff was relentless in its pursuit of a transfer cornerback, and it will take the same approach to any position it feels like is an area of need.