Alabama wide receiver Agiye Hall entered the transfer portal on Thursday, according to multiple reports, including 247Sports. His decision comes just one day after Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said that Hall would be suspended for the rest of spring practice due to a violation of team rules. Though Hall played a limited role for Alabama last season, the former four-star prospect should be a sought-after player on the transfer market.
Hall had four catches for 72 yards in seven games as a freshman last season, but those stats don’t tell the entire story. He ranked as the No. 45 overall player and No. 5 receiver in the 2021 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite, and he was in line to compete for an increased role in 2022.
Saban and second-year offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien lost superstar wide receiver Jameson Williams, veteran John Metchie III and the ultra-reliable Slade Bolden from last year’s SEC championship-winning team. Hall, though inexperienced, would likely have been targeted by Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young much more during the season ahead.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder from Valrico, Florida, showed promise in last year’s spring game, catching four passes for 72 yards. That performance included a spectacular 37-yard catch in double coverage down the left sideline. But when Saban addressed Hall’s status Wednesday, it was clear his future with the program was murky.
“He is suspended from the team for violations of some team rules, whether they’re academic or whatever. It doesn’t really matter,” said Saban (via 247Sports). “Everybody has a responsibility and obligation to respect the principles and values and do what they need to do. They’re all there to help them be more successful, so to respect those…