Nick Saban Gives Praise to Transfer Running Back Jahmyr Gibbs
on Wednesday head coach for Alabama met with the media to discuss the upcoming season, spring practice and how players are practicing this season. One of those players Saban mentioned was transfer running back Jahmyr Gibbs.
"He has really been a very good addition to our team," Saban said. " He's got great speed, he's really good receiver, good third-down back. He's got great speed, he's really a good receiver, good third down back. He's got great vision, he's got great vision, he's got really good burst out of the cut. I'm really, really impressed with what he's been able to do," Saban said.
Gibbs is a junior transfer from Georgia Tech where he had a very productive season last year for the Yellow Jackets despite being on a bad team. Gibbs received first team All-ACC last year, Gibbs finished with 746 yards rushing, four touchdowns and averaged 5.2 yards per run.
Gibbs will be joining a very crowded running back room this season with the return of Trey Sanders coming off another injury riddled season where he was in and out of the lineup. Junior running backs Roydell Williams and Jase McClellan are also returning from injury and will be limited this spring. Gibbs is in great position to be the starting running back in the fall.
A former opponent that played against Gibbs last season shared his thoughts with Mike Rodak of AL.com on his decision to transfer. "That's a cheat code, he shouldn't have transferred... It's gonna be unfair."