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What Trezmen Marshall’s transfer means for Alabama’s inside ILB room

Former UGA linebacker Trezmen Marshall warms up before 2022 matchup against Kentucky
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Austin Armstrong has hit the ground running as Alabama’s new inside linebackers coach in recruiting.

The former defensive coordinator for Southern Mississippi pulled out a linebacker from Georgia via the NCAA transfer portal.

On Thursday, Tremenz Marshall committed to the Crimson Tide on Instagram after four years with the Bulldogs.

RELATED: BREAKING: Former Georgia LB Trezmen Marshall commits to Alabama

He played on back-to-back College Football Playoff National Championship teams in 2021 and 2022. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder totaled 19 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss and a sack in 14 games last year. Marshall recorded a pass breakup, a quarterback hurry, and an interception. He brings quality depth to a position for Alabama that lost Demouy Kennedy to the transfer portal and graduates Henry To’oto’o and Jaylen Moody to the NFL Draft. Marshall joins Justin Jefferson (junior college transfer) as the second transfer linebacker to the Tide before spring practice. He has to compete against Deontae Lawson, Kendrick Blackshire, and Jefferson for a chance to start at middle linebacker. Lawson should get the first opportunity because of his experience.

Marshall does bring toughness and physicality from Georgia that needs to be infused back into Alabama. 

He will bring a championship mindset to the room Nick Saban will pull from. If he is good enough to start, Crimson Tide fans should see Marshall captain the Alabama defense to a national championship. Spring practice will be fun with him.

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

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