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Report: Alabama safety Shawn Burgess-Becker to transfer

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The Alabama Crimson Tide defense is set to be one of the best units in college football this season, but they will be losing some depth in the secondary.

According to 247Sports’ Ryan Bartow, Alabama safety Shawn Burgess-Becker, a former four-star recruit, is set to leave the program. Burgess-Becker will have to sit out the 2016 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, before returning to the field with three years of eligibility remaining.

During his recruiting process, Burgess-Becker, a standout from Monarch High School in Pompano Beach, Florida, also had offers from top programs like Ohio State, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas, Auburn, Clemson and Florida.

With his recruitment now open again, it’s going to be interesting to see where he ultimately lands.

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