UAB safety transfer Jaylen Key visits Alabama one day after entering transfer portal

UAB safety transfer Jaylen Key was on a visit to Alabama on Wednesday, according to 247Sports’ Chris Hummer.

Key entered the transfer portal on Monday and has already begun to set up official visits. Other schools that are expected to receive visits are Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

The Florida native joined the Blazers as a part of the 2018 recruiting class. He has spent the past five seasons playing for the Blazers.

His breakout season came in 2022 as Key tallied 60 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles, and three interceptions. Following the season, Key was listed as an All-Conference USA Honorable Mention.

With Alabama losing three safeties, DeMarcco Hellams, Brian Branch, and Jordan Battle, it makes sense for the Tide to create more depth at the safety position. The room currently consists of Caleb Downs, Kristian Story, DeVonta Smith, Jake Pope, and Brayson Hubbard. Defensive back Malachi Moore is expected to move to the STAR position with Jahquez Robinson transferring from the program.

Key would be a valuable addition to Alabama’s defense. It will be interesting to see if the Tide can land a commitment from the C-USA standout.

Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow the Alabama football program and its involvement in the transfer portal.


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