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Farrell: Alabama Laser-Focused on Recruitment of WR Tyler Harrell

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Nick Saban knows what he needs. Last season he needed a speedy wide receiver and he landed Jameson Williams from Ohio State through the transfer portal. This year? More speed at wide receiver.

Louisville sophomore wide receiver Tyler Harrell has entered the transfer portal and Alabama is all over him. Harrell is a 6-foot, 194-pound speedster from Miami, Florida who was a 3-star prospect holding 21 offers. He also held a Miami offer for track and field coming out of high school and he’s a 10.4 100-meter runner.

At Louisville he averaged 29 yards per catch and was true threat to beat you over the top on every play. He found the end zone 6 times on only 18 catches for the 2021 season.

Harrell is a hot commodity in the transfer portal because speed like his simply can not be taught. Alabama is believed to be the favorite and he could play a similar role to Williams in the Tide offense. I’ve also heard that Louisville is trying their hardest to bring Harrell back from the portal. This isn’t really a shocker because you have to at least make an effort to bring one of your best offensive players back into the fold. A dark horse to land his services could be hometown Miami. For a player like this you’d have to expect for Mario Cristobal to kick the tires and see if the interest is mutual. Wherever Harrell lands expect a high impact transfer who will immediately add a big play threat to the pass game.

He is a high 4-star portal recruit.

Known as “The Godfather” of recruiting, Farrell joins The Portal Report after a stellar 24-year run with recruiting site Rivals. Farrell has covered football at all three levels, with national TV experience and over 20 years serving as Rivals’ National Recruiting Director.

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