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Alabama WR Kendrick Law brings a toughness Nick Saban loves

Alabama WR Kendrick Law (#19) runs with the ball through Ole Miss defenders during 2022 matchup against Alabama
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Aaron Anderson chose to leave a talented wide receiver class for the University of Alabama via the transfer portal.

Alabama has four receivers left from its 2022 signing class, including one that looks to have more opportunities within Tommy Rees’ offense as a first-year assistant coach. Kendrick Law came in as a four-star from Louisiana. He joined Anderson and Shazz Preston as the third Louisiana product to choose the Crimson Tide in the recruiting cycle. Law arrived at 195 pounds, but he has added healthy weight to his frame. The 5-foot-11, 201-pounder showed late in the season last year that he can be an option.

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Law totaled eight catches for 103 yards in 11 games. He also added five tackles on special teams. His body type resembles Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers. Samuel, who played in the Southeastern Conference for South Carolina, was used everywhere offensively for the Gamecocks. He played at wide receiver, running back, and on special teams. Law has the structure to perform the same roles for the Crimson Tide. According to sources, Touchdown Alabama Magazine learned he caught a 55-yard pass from Jalen Milroe in the second scrimmage. He also displayed toughness in running over a defensive back to gain more yards on a play.

Nick Saban loves Law’s toughness and explained after the second scrimmage.

“Kendrick Law is a tough, hard-nosed, play-hard guy all the time,” Saban said. “I think he impacts the receiver group.”

Law has become a leader in the receiver room by his actions. He has good hands, speed to make plays, and toughness to run defenders over. If Rees wants to use the jet sweep, having Law in that becomes a huge weapon for Alabama.

He is a hassle to tackle, but Law is also gone if he gets you. Saban enjoys having tough receivers that can catch, block, run guys over, and become selfless playmakers.

He has one of those guys in Law.

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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.

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 15 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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