Alabama specialist reportedly enters NCAA transfer portal
After four years as a kicker at Alabama, Joseph Bulovas could be heading to a new school to finish his college career.
According to Charlie Potter of 247Sports.com, Bulovas has entered the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer. And while that isn’t a guarantee that Bulovas will be leaving, it appears he’ll at least be considering his options for the future.
Bulovas didn’t see any action for the Crimson Tide during the 2020 season, but he had played a role for the team earlier in his career. After redshirting in 2017, Bulovas went 14-for-18 on field-goal attempts in 2018, while also making 75 extra-point attempts and kicking the ball off 120 times.
In 2019, Bulovas went 8-for-11 on field-goal attempts, while making 59 extra-point attempts and kicking the ball off 78 times. However, in 2020, he served as the backup to sophomore Will Reichard, who had also won the starting job in 2019, but injuries led to Bulovas taking back over as kicker that season.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see Bulovas leave, considering Reichard is likely to continue to be Alabama’s starting kicker moving forward. Reichard went 14-for-14 on field-goal attempts in 2020, while also making 84 extra-point attempts and kicking the ball off 69 times.
Bulovas was a 3-star recruit out of Mandeville (La.) High School when he joined Alabama’s 2017 class, committing on Jan. 25, 2017. He was the No. 6 kicker in that year’s class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.