Redshirt sophomore cornerback Brandon Turnage has entered the transfer portal to leave the University of Alabama according to AL.com's Matt Zenitz.

Turnage is an Oxford, Mississippi native, where he ranked No. 2 in the state coming out of high school. He would have been going into his third season with Alabama this fall.

Turnage was a high profile ranked defensive player entering college, with ESPN ranking him the No. 6 defensive back in the 2019 class. The 4-star corner chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, and Georgia, so maybe one of those schools will be his new landing spot.

Turnage only played in one game his freshman (2019) season, so he was able to redshirt. This past season he saw playing time in three games and broke up his first collegiate pass.

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With Josh Jobe, Malachi Moore, and Brian Branch returning as defensive backs who got most of the playing time, Turnage was in for a hard competition to gain a starting job. Jordan Battle, Daniel Wright, and DeMarco Hellams are established as the safeties, and the addition of Ga'Quincy McKinstry and incoming Terrion Arnold make Alabama loaded at defensive back. It is not surprising to see Turnage leave, as he was a star coming out of high school but was far down the depth chart at the Capstone.

He was likely to see more playing time this season on special teams, but it will have to be next man up for the Crimson Tide in Turnage's departure.

Turnage joins linebackers Ben Davis and Ale Kaho as recent Alabama defenders to transfer, and he will be a valuable addition to whatever team he ends up joining.

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