After leaving the team back in September former five-star recruit Antonio Alfano has transferred from the University of Alabama and is headed to Colorado. Alfano was visiting Colorado this past week and wasted no time deciding where he would restart his football career.
Colorado head coach Mel Tucker was the one to make the announcement via Twitter.
— Mel Tucker (@Coach_mtucker) November 5, 2019
Arriving at Alabama as an early enrollee back in January, Alfano was expected to be a key player for the Crimson Tide going into the future. He had a productive spring game by recording two sacks but everything after that spun downward. At the beginning of September, Saban had said that Alfano had “basically quit” on the team after not attending practice or classes.
Shortly afterward sources informed Touchdown Alabama that he would be transferring from the program and his parents confirmed the information as well as adding some needed context via a statement.
“Antonio’s grandmother recently fell very ill and is fighting on life support,” the tweet read. “He is very close with her. Since this illness took effect, Antonio has taken it very hard. He has not attended classes and practice.
“The University of Alabama has been extremely supportive and I couldn’t ask for better support from them. Yesterday, Antonio asked to be placed in the transfer portal to see what his options are.
“Although he’s in the transfer portal, he still can decide to remain at the University of Alabama. My opinion is that Antonio should stay at the University of Alabama. However he’s an adult and it’s his decision. Antonio knows that his family has & will always be there for him”
This now marks the seventh player to transfer from Alabama in 2019 as he joins Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma), Eyabi Anoma (Houston), Layne Hatcher (Oklahoma), Kedrick James (SMU), Richie Pettibon (Illinois), Kyriq McDonald (Cincinnati) and Scott Meyer (Vanderbilt)
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77