Alabama defensive back Malachi Moore has announced his plans for the 2023 season.

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The Trussville Ala., native is planning to return to the Crimson Tide for his senior season, according to Alabama beat writer for Mike Rodak.

"Just seeing what the coaches want to do. ... I just want to come back and be a leader on the defense," said Moore.

This past season, the junior saw time in 13 games this season and recorded 31 total tackles (19 solo, 12 assisted), 1,5 tackles for loss for 12 yards, 1.5 sacks for 12 yards, and five pass breakups. He also scored a touchdown on a blocked punt versus UL-Monroe.

Moore is a former four-star recruit from the class of 2020 and has made an impact on this Alabama team from the get-go, recording 44 total tackles, three interceptions, and nine passes defended in his freshman campaign, all careers bests for him. He landed on the Second-Team All-SEC that season as well.

The former national champion joins wide receiver Jermaine Burton in announcing a return for their senior seasons.

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