Former Michigan Safety Keon Sabb Commits to Alabama

    One of the top players in the college football transfer portal has a new home after former Michigan safety Keon Sabb committed to Alabama.

    After two years and a National Championship in Ann Arbor, Michigan Wolverines safety Keon Sabb was one of the top prospects available in the transfer portal. Now, he’s taking his talents to Tuscaloosa to play for Kalen DeBoer and the Alabama Crimson Tide after committing to the program on Monday.

    Keon Sabb Commits to Alabama Crimson Tide

    It didn’t take long for highly-rated safety Sabb to find a new home after entering the transfer portal over the weekend. With 18 programs reportedly courting his services, the former Michigan man made his destination known on Monday evening, confirming to On3.com that he has committed to play for Alabama.

    The news of Sabb’s commitment to the Crimson Tide was first reported by Aaron Suttles, the Director of Content for Yea Alabama — the official University of Alabama NIL entity. Suttles reported that the former Michigan safety has already enrolled with the program. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

    The IMG Academy product — a former four-star prospect and the 10th-ranked safety in the 2022 recruiting class — played in 18 games with five starts on the Wolverines, including starting in the College Football National Championship Game against the Washington Huskies.

    After seeing minimal time as a true freshman — maintaining his redshirt year — Sabb tallied 28 tackles, 0.5 sacks, five pass breakups, and two interceptions with one touchdown during Michigan’s run to the national title. His performances, including two pass breakups on the biggest stage, made him one of the most coveted transfers in this late portal window.

    Sabb attracted interest from some of the top programs in the country, with Alabama fighting off their SEC rival Georgia Bulldogs, the Big Ten newcomer Oregon Ducks, the reigning ACC champion Florida State Seminoles, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to land a key playmaker for a secondary that lost Caleb Downs to the Ohio State Buckeyes earlier this offseason.

    That loss hastened Alabama’s pursuit of the Michigan standout, with the potential to play immediately likely playing a pivotal part in Sabb’s commitment to the Crimson Tide.

    New Alabama head coach DeBoer has three safeties signed and enrolled, but all three are high school prospects that might need time to develop.

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    Sabb is ready to go and could see playing time quicker with the Crimson Tide than with his other top offers. Plus, as we’ve gone over, DeBoer likely has a pretty favorable view of Sabb, given the last time they met, which would bode well for his playing time.

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