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What does the addition of cornerback Trey Amos mean for Alabama’s secondary?

Trey Amos makes a big play last season for Louisiana-Lafayette.

Nick Saban does it again for Alabama out of the NCAA transfer portal.

He helped the Crimson Tide land an experienced athlete in a position of need.

RELATED: BREAKING: Louisiana transfer DB Trey Amos commits to Alabama

On Tuesday, Alabama grabbed cornerback Trey Amos from Louisiana-Lafayette. Amos, a Louisiana native, is an athletic defender at 6-foot-1 and 197 pounds. Travaris Robinson, the Tide’s secondary coach, was the lead recruiter in getting Amos. Amos totaled 60 tackles — including 36 last season — 13 pass breakups, a forced fumble, and an interception in three years.

He led the Ragin’ Cajuns with eight breakups in 2022.

After losing Jahquez Robinson, Tre’Quon Fegans, and Khyree Jackson to the transfer portal, Amos gives Alabama much-needed experience at cornerback behind Kool-Aid McKinstry and Terrion Arnold. He provides the ability to defend, cover receivers, tackle in support, and he brings good technique. If Arnold was to struggle at cornerback, Amos’ experience would kick in playing opposite McKinstry. Amos’ arrival gives Dezz Ricks, Antonio Kite, and Jahlil Hurley more time to develop as young cornerbacks.

Coach Saban knew he needed another ball hawk in the secondary, and he gets one in Amos.

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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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