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Getting Down To An 85-Man Football Roster

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Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide have a ways to go until they get under the limit.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 01 SEC Championship Game - Georgia v Alabama
The gears are always turning.
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The last couple of days has seen some personnel changes on the Alabama football roster and more are expected. The names of two players, linebacker Jarez Parks and punter Charlie Scott, have disappeared from the official roster but only Parks was on scholarship. Running back Keilan Robinson put his name into the transfer portal and could return but it seems doubtful.

In May, the Crimson Tide picked up two valuable transfers in linebacker Henry To’o To’o from Tennessee and former Ohio State wide receiver Jameson Williams. Troy punter Jack Martin has also transferred to the Capstone but it is believed he is a walk-on.

In addition, uncommitted 2021 recruit JT Tuimoloau is still floating around out there. He plans to make five official visits this month with the final one being to Tuscaloosa June 25-27.

As of today, Alabama still appears to be over the 85-player limit. Obviously, two players leaving and two being added cancel each other out numbers-wise. A few more departures are imminent.

We did this back in February, so let’s give it another shot.

EARLY ENROLLEES

1 - CB Ga’Quincy McKinstry Fr. (NOT on basketball scholly)
2 - DE Monkell Goodwine Fr.
3 - LB Ian Jackson Fr.
4 - LB Keanu Koht Fr.
5 - LB Deontae Lawson Fr.
6 - OL James Brockermeyer Fr.
7 - OL Tommy Brockermeyer Fr.
8 - OL Terrence Ferguson Fr.
9 - OL JC Latham Fr.
10 - QB Jalen Milroe Fr.
11 - TE Caden Clark Fr. (greyshirt)
12 - TE Robbie Ouzts Fr.
13 - WR Jacorey Brooks Fr.
14 - WR Agiye Hall Fr.
15 - WR Christian Leary Fr.

SUMMER ENROLLEES

16 - DB Terrion Arnold Fr. (NOT on basketball scholly)
17 - DB Kadarius Calloway Fr.
18 - DB Khyree Jackson Fr.
19 - DB Devonta Smith Fr.
20 - DB Kaine Williams Fr.
21 - DT Anquin Barnes Fr.
22 - DT Tim Keenan Fr.
23 - DT Damon Payne Fr.
24 - LB Kendrick Blackshire Fr.
25 - LB Dallas Turner Fr.
26 - OL Jaeden Roberts Fr.
27 - RB Camar Wheaton Fr.
28 - WR JoJo Earle Fr.

This total of 28 freshmen already makes up a third of the scholarship roster.

RETURNING

Note that the class designations are as listed on rolltide.com and may not reflect the remaining seasons of eligibility. Numbers are roster count, not jersey numbers.

29 - DB Brian Branch So.
30 - DB Jahquez Robinson So.
31 - DB Kristian Story So.
32 - DB Malachi Moore So.
33 - DL Jah-Marien Latham So.
34 - DL Jamil Burroughs So.
35 - DL Tim Smith So.
36 - LB Chris Braswell So.
37 - LB Demouy Kennedy So.
38 - LB Drew Sanders So.
39 - LB Jackson Bratton So.
40 - LB Quandarrius Robinson So.
41 - LB Will Anderson So.
42 - OL Damieon George So.
43 - OL Javion Cohen So.
44 - OL Seth McLaughlin So.
45 - QB Bryce Young So.
46 - RB Jase McClellan So.
47 - RB Kyle Edwards So.
48 - RB Roydell Williams So.
49 - WR Javon Baker So.
50 - WR Thaiu Jones-Bell So.
51 - WR Traeshon Holden So.
52 - DL Braylen Ingraham R-So.
53 - OL Amari Kight R-So.
54 - OL Pierce Quick R-So.
55 - OL Tanner Bowles R-So.
56 - QB Paul Tyson R-So.
57 - RB Trey Sanders R-So.
58 - DB DeMarcco Hellams Jr.
59 - DB Jordan Battle Jr.
60 - DB Marcus Banks Jr.
61 - DL Byron Young Jr.
62 - DL DJ Dale Jr.
63 - DL Justin Eboigbe Jr.
64 - LB King Mwikuta Jr.
65 - LB Shane Lee Jr.
66 - OL Darrian Dalcourt Jr.
67 - OL Evan Neal Jr.
68 - PK Will Reichard Jr.
69 - TE Jahleel Billingsley Jr.
70 - WR John Metchie Jr.
71 - LB Christian Harris
72 - DL Stephon Wynn R-Jr.
73 - OL Emil Ekiyor R-Jr.
74 - OL Tommy Brown R-Jr.
75 - TE Cameron Latu R-Jr.
76 - WR Slade Bolden R-Jr.
77 - WR Xavier Williams R-Jr.
78 - DB Jalyn Armour-Davis R-Jr.
79 - DB Josh Jobe Sr.
80 - LB Jaylen Moody Sr.

NEW GUYS

81 - WR Jameson Williams Jr.
82 - LB Henry To’o To’o Jr.

RETURNING FOR FIFTH YEAR

The players below have all been on the team for four full seasons (five for Owens).

83 - DB Daniel Wright R-Sr.
84 - DL LaBryan Ray R-Sr.
85 - DL Phidarian Mathis R-Sr.
86 - LB Christopher Allen R-Sr.
87 - TE Major Tennison R-Sr.
88 - TE/OL Kendall Randolph R-Sr.
x - RB Brian Robinson Sr.+1
x - OL Chris Owens 6R-Sr.+1

x = Super-seniors will not count against the 85-man limit.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker Will Reichard is the only special teams player on scholarship. This includes kickers, punters, and long snappers, all of whom are walk-ons.