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Former 4-star emerging as Alabama’s best option at right tackle on offensive line

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Alabama head coach Kalen DeBoer carried a smile at the podium after Saturday’s second scrimmage.

He was pleased with the improvements made by the Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium, especially the offensive line in pass protection. Coach DeBoer noticed a consistent pass rush in the first scrimmage, but the offensive front was able to keep the quarterbacks clean this time.

Wilkin Formby, a four-star in the 2023 class from Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., arrived as one of the best, technically sound tackles in the class. The 6-foot-7, 320-pounder played in three games for the Tide’s Southeastern Conference Championship team last season.

Formby, a redshirt freshman, had been rotating with Miles McVay, another member of the 2023 signing class, at right tackle in spring practice.

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Stephen M. Smith is the 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 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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