A 12th member of the Alabama 2021 football team entered the transfer portal on Friday morning.
Recipient Javon Baker is exploring his options for next season just days after taking part in the loss of the national title to Georgia. Baker is the eighth to enter the portal since Tuesday and the first recipient.
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Baker posted a goodbye on his social media accounts after entering the portal.
Baker, an Atlanta sophomore, caught seven passes for 101 yards and one touchdown in 2021. A 24-yard touchdown pass from Paul Tyson highlighted his 59-yard day against Southern Miss. His last catch came in the New Mexico state game and didn’t. t travel to every away game this season.
Nick Saban was asked about the status of Baker and other young trustees after they failed to travel to the state of Mississippi in mid-October.
“They’re doing fine, but it’s the same, you know players do what they have to do,” said Saban. “They travel, they play, they contribute to the team and that is the choice of every player. Each player has the choice to do the things they have to do to contribute to the team and everyone has to buy in. So you know players who do that, travel. Players who have issues with that aren’t really doing what they should. I mean, that’s our job as coaches to make sure people do the right things and if they don’t do the right things, there are consequences. There are consequences to that life. That has consequences if you participate in competitive sport.”
Baker caught two passes for 15 yards as a true freshman and appeared in nine games.
Alabama players in the transfer portal
|CB Marcus Banks||Mississippi state|
|WR Xavier Williams||State of Utah|
|OT Pierce Quick||Georgia Tech|
|LB Jackson Bratton||UAB|
|QB Paul Tyson||N/A|
|TE Jahleel Billingsley||N/A|
|LB Drew Sanders||N/A|
|OT Tommy Brown||N/A|
|LB King Mwikuta||State of Arkansas|
|LB Jaylen Moody||N/A|
|LB Shane Lee||N/A|
|WR Javon Baker||N/A|