Tide Freshman Wants to Go "Closer to Home"

Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban told the Montgomery Advertiser Wednesday morning that freshman running back Jamar Taylor wants to be "closer to home" and that an announcement about the Lakeland, Florida native's plans - apparently to transfer out of Alabama - will be forthcoming soon.

Saban was in Montgomery Wednesday speaking to a group of children at the YMCA.

"We'll make an announcement relative to that," Saban told the Advertiser's Tim Gayle Wednesday. "Jamar is a guy that has personal things where we thought and he thought it would be better for him if he could go closer to home. I think we all agreed with his family on that, so we were all very supportive in helping him to get some place where it was going to be closer to home for him. When that occurs, we'll let everyone know."

The University did not respond to a question from BamaMag.com about Taylor's status with the team left on Monday.

It had been widely speculated, including in Wednesday's story in the Advertiser, that Jamar Taylor would transfer to South Florida.

Taylor enrolled at Alabama in January and went through spring training as a member of the Crimson Tide. He would have been a true freshman when camp begins in August.

Link to Montgomery Advertiser story

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