Transfers King Mack, Geno VanDeMark commit to Alabama

Alabama shored up two positions of need Saturday, as two transfer players announced commitments to the Crimson Tide.

Safety King Mack, a former top-100 safety prospect who began his career at Penn State put out a tweet saying he was “1000% committed #RollTide.” Mack played in 13 games in 2023, totaling three tackles.

Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide also secured the services of former Michigan State offensive lineman Geno VanDeMark, who started six games at guard for the Spartans in 2023. He posted “Roll Tide Roll” and “Committed” on Instagram.

Seven Alabama defensive backs entered the transfer portal since the conclusion of the 2023 season and subsequent retirement of Nick Saban. That list included safeties Caleb Downs, Jake Pope and Kristian Story. In addition, Jaylen Key left for the NFL and was selected in the seventh round by the New York Jets.

Interior linemen Seth McLaughlin, TJ Ferguson and James Brockermeyer also transferred out, each landing with power 5 programs (Ohio State, Florida State and TCU, respectively).

The Crimson Tide have been active in the spring portal after suffering those defections and several others following Saban’s retirement. In addition to VanDeMark and Mack, Alabama has added former Iowa lineman Kadyn Proctor, former Charlotte defensive back Kameron Howard and former Wake Forest DB DaShawn Jones.

Alabama is coached by former Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer.

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