Bryce Young 'making great strides' with incoming Alabama football transfers
Heisman-winning quarterback Bryce Young lost some serious talent this offseason.
Gone are the days of Jameson Williams and John Metchie, but the sophomore quarterback is as optimistic as ever heading into the new season. Part of that has to do with the group of electrifying transfers the Crimson Tide added this offseason.
Jahmyr Gibbs and Georgia transfer Jermaine Burton are sure to make an immediate impact for Alabama in 2022-23. It’s any quarterback’s dream to have skill position players with this much raw talent.
Gibbs especially has shined in college. The Goergia Tech transfer was one of the top running backs in the ACC last season, rushing for 4 touchdowns and 746 yards on just 143 attempts. He also hauled in 2 touchdowns and was a legitimate vertical threat for the Yellow Jackets.
“He’s super explosive, super dynamic,” Young said via 247 Sports. “He’s lightning in a bottle every time he touches the ball. Just seeing him be able to improvise and do great things with it has been really fun for me to watch. I’m excited to watch him to see how electric he’ll be this year.”
Young also spoke on what Alabama is getting from former Louisville Cardinal Tyler Harrell. The speedy wide receiver joins the Crimson Tide as a 5th-year senior, totaling 18 receptions for 6 touchdowns in Louisville.
“He’s come in and had a really good attitude, someone who wants a little bit more, looking for extra work,” Young said. “He’s really, really open with me. It’s a little fresher now because I’d explained it all to Jermaine and now I get to work with TY. Now we’re getting more reps. The process is a little newer there. but I think it’s going well.”
The Crimson Tide also added Vanderbilt offensive tackle Tyler Steen and LSU cornerback Eli Ricks.