Alabama signs Georgia transfer linebacker – AL.com

Alabama signs Georgia transfer linebacker – AL.com

Georgia linebacker Trezmen Marshall announced Thursday night that he is moving to Alabama.

Marshall, who has played for the Bulldogs for the past four seasons, made his announcement in an Instagram post after entering the NCAA transfer portal last Friday.

Listed by Georgia at 6ft 1, 230lbs, Marshall played mostly on special teams. He finished the Bulldogs’ 2022 season with a total of 19 tackles, including 4.5 for a loss. He made a sack against Tennessee and an interception against South Carolina.

Alabama was thin on the inside linebacker numbers after losing senior starters Henry To’o To’o and Jaylen Moody and Demouy Kennedy entering the NCAA transfer portal earlier this week. Marshall joins junior college transfer Justin Jefferson this offseason.

Deontae Lawson, who rotated with Moody in the 2022 season, will likely start at an inside linebacker berth in 2023. The other starting spot is less certain as two newcomers in Jihaad Campbell and Shawn Murphy have both seen action in last month’s Sugar Bowl. Ian Jackson and Kendrick Blackshire are the other two returnees at the position.

Marshall is Alabama’s second transfer portal for 2023 after adding Maryland tight end CJ Dippre. The Tide added five players via the transfer portal last off-season to mixed results.

A native of Homerville, Georgia, he was the No. 122 overall ranking player in the 2019 247 Sports Recruitment Class Composite and the seventh-best inside linebacker.

After playing in 14 games as a freshman in 2019, Marshall was limited to three games for Georgia in 2020 due to shoulder surgery. He only played four games in 2021 before a knee injury ended his season, returning in 14 games this season.

Mike Rodak is an Alabama beat reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @micerodak.