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Redshirt freshman linebacker no longer in Alabama’s program

Alabama linebacker Shawn Jennings (No. 19) with defensive end Quinnen Williams in warm-ups before 2017 CFP national title game: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– Alabama’s depth at the linebacker position suffered a hit Thursday morning, as redshirt freshman Shawn Jennings is no longer a part of the Crimson Tide’s football program.’s Matt Zenitz was first to report this news, citing sources. 

Jennings, a three-star recruit from Dadeville, Ala., signed in the Tide’s 2016 recruiting class as one of the top athletes and defensive backs in the state of Alabama. His brother, Anfernee Jennings, is projected to be a breakout star outside linebacker – after totaling 19 tackles and three quarterback hurries in 2016.

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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