SEC Football: 4 possible destinations for Jackson State CB Travis Hunter

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Of the four potential landing spots on this list, the one that is not being mentioned all that often at the moment is the Alabama Crimson Tide. While Miami and Colorado are clearly going to be some top options for Hunter out of the portal this offseason, Alabama hasn’t really made its intentions known in this recruitment as of yet.

That doesn’t mean that Alabama isn’t at least kicking the tires on the possibility of making a big-time run at Hunter in the portal, though.

Alabama is a school that should be considered a legitimate possibility to land Hunter out of the portal for a few reasons.

First and foremost, Alabama was a major player in Hunter’s recruitment out of high school in the 2022 class. Associate defensive coordinator/safeties coach Charles Kelly built a great relationship with Hunter and his family when he was spearheading this recruitment for the Tide.

As a side note, there are some rumors that Kelly could be on the way out of Tuscaloosa, potentially to join Sanders’ new staff at Colorado. That is surely something to watch pertaining to Alabama’s possible pursuit of Hunter out of the portal.

And there are also relationships that Hunter formed on the Tide staff including with DC Pete Golding and WR coach Holmon Wiggins.

Alabama will have a need at the cornerback position to fill in 2023. The Tide has already lost two corners to the portal as part of the 2023 class. And there could be more portal losses at the position on the way after bowl season concludes.

The last big reason for Hunter to consider Alabama as his next stop out of the portal is the obvious fact that the Tide will give him a chance to contend for a national title right away. Alabama is a title contender year in and year out, and Hunter is someone that could help them get closer to making it back to the College Football Playoff in 2023.