In early June, word broke that Alabama linebacker Shawn Jennings would be pursuing a transfer to another destination. On Wednesday, that became a reality, as Jennings took to Twitter to announce that he will be continuing his college football career as a member of the South Alabama football program.
Jennings was quickly removed from the active roster for the Crimson Tide following the news and his defection was official in that way. Still, the addition of a program like South Alabama in the mix is quite interesting, especially in that it is an FBS institution that will likely require him to sit out for the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
The 6’1, 223-pound linebacker from Dadeville (Ala.) is also the brother of current Alabama linebacker Anfernee Jennings, making matters even more complicated. Still, this is not an earth-shattering loss for Nick Saban and company, as Jennings was a three-star prospect in the 2016 class that did not take the field during the 2016 campaign that acted as his redshirt season.
Alabama will likely have no problem filling the scholarship moving forward and Jennings’ next stop will add a layer of intrigue as to how much of an impact he can make in the Sun Belt.