Alabama freshman wide receiver Aaron Anderson entered the NCAA transfer portal Monday, he confirmed on Twitter.
Anderson was the No. 35 overall prospect in 247 Sports’ composite rankings for the 2022 recruiting class, and the fourth-rated receiver in the nation. He was the top-rated of Alabama’s six freshmen receivers who joined the team this season.
Anderson, who was known for his speed in high school in Louisiana, suffered “a little knee injury” during the summer that Nick Saban revealed early in fall camp. However, he did not play in a game until Nov. 19 against Austin Peay, his only appearance for the Tide this season. He did not record any statistics.
“He’s finally healthy and you can see what his potential might be,” Saban said Nov. 16. “But it’s kind of late in the season to try to get these guys involved in what’s happening. But I’m very encouraged about that group.”
He becomes Alabama’s fourth wide receiver to enter the NCAA transfer portal over the past two weeks, joining junior Traeshon Holden and sophomores Christian Leary and JoJo Earle. Of that group, Holden is the only one to choose a new school. Holden announced Sunday he is transferring to Oregon.
Alabama’s remaining freshmen receivers from its 2022 class are Isaiah Bond, Kobe Prentice, Kendrick Law, Shazz Preston and Emmanuel Henderson. It has only two wide receivers remaining from its 2020 and 2021 recruiting classes in Thaiu Jones-Bell (2020) and Ja’Corey Brooks (2021). The other five receivers from those two classes — Holden (Oregon), Earle, Leary, Javon Baker (UCF) and Agiye Hall (Texas) — have all transferred or entered the transfer portal.
Overall, 12 scholarship players from Alabama have entered the transfer portal since the 2022 season began.
|Alabama players in transfer portal|
|DL Braylen Ingraham||Syracuse|
|K/P Jack Martin||n / A|
|CB Khyree Jackson||n / A|
|RB Trey Sanders||n / A|
|OL Damieon George||n / A|
|WR Christian Leary||n / A|
|OL Tanner Bowles||Kentucky|
|WR Traeshon Holden||Oregon|
|OL Javion Cohen||n / A|
|WR JoJo Earle||n / A|
|OT Tommy Brockermeyer||n / A|
|OT Amari Kight||n / A|
|WR Aaron Anderson||n / A|
Mike Rodak is an Alabama beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @mikerodak.