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Alabama OL Dayne Shor Enters Portal Citing Battle with Mental Health

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Alabama freshman offensive lineman Dayne Shor has entered the transfer portal seeking a fresh start as the Georgia native, via a statement on Twitter opened up about his battle with mental illness and specifically depression and anxiety in recent years.

A former three-star prospect, Shor received interest and eventually, scholarship offers from over 35 programs including some of the nation’s top schools such as Oklahoma, Tennesse, Texas A&M, Oregon, Georgia, and many more before committing to Alabama. But according to Shor himself, this was a time when his personal struggles had hit a peak despite all the attention he was garnering on the football field.

“The experience of being recruited was an incredible one that I thank God every day for. But that feeling was, unfortunately, not long term,” Shor wrote in his statement. “Outside of football, I was struggling immensely. I have been told that I am lucky to be alive. In my heart, I know that football has ultimately saved my life as it gave me the motivation, determination and power to keep going.”

In search of that fresh start, the 6-foot-5, 308 lb offensive lineman should command similar interest to his high school offers as Shor was yet to begin his first season in Tuscaloosa after enrolling early at Alabama. Shor didn’t participate in his last two seasons of high school football either due to injury but had been working with Alabama as a guard in spring practice and was considered the No. 33 ranked offensive line prospect nationally for the class of 2022.

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