3-Star OL Decommits From Alabama
Raymond Pulido (Apple Valley, Cal.) has decommitted from the Alabama Crimson Tide. On3's Andrew Bone broke the news Sunday night, discovering that Pulido will sign with Arizona on Wednesday.
Pulido was the most recent offensive line commitment to the Tide, after verbally committing on August 13. He joined the likes of Wilkin Formby, Miles McVay, Olaus Alinen and Ryqueze McElderry.
Location likely plays a significant factor in Pulido's decision to decommit from Alabama. Pulido would have been 1,940 miles away from home had he gone to Alabama, compared to only 464 miles from the University of Arizona.
Alabama's offensive line depth is already coming into question, as five players have entered the transfer portal. The likes of Tanner Bowles (Kentucky) and Javion Cohen (Miami) have already announced their future destinations.
Despite Pulido's decommitment and transfer portal activity, Alabama could possibly see major upgrade on the offensive line. Kadyn Proctor, a five-star offensive tackle committed to Iowa, visited Alabama this past weekend. Quarterback Ty Simpson and offensive lineman Tyler Booker hosted Proctor on his unofficial visit.
Proctor has been committed to Iowa since late June, but Nick Saban and Eric Wolford have remained in active contact, trying to flip him from the Hawkeyes.
Pulido is the second player from the 2023 class to decommit from Alabama. Defensive back Elliot Washington decommitted on July 8 and later committed to Penn State.
Crimson Tide Class of 2023 Commits