Alabama found itself in the loss column on Saturday, dropping a thriller against Tennessee. While the Crimson Tide may have put up 49 points, quarterback Bryce Young still does not have a reliable target at wide receiver. Injuries have plagued the position throughout the season but now, some help could be on the way.
Tyler Harrell was brought into the program via the transfer portal but has yet to get into a game for Alabama. Aaron Anderson is a true freshman but suffered a knee injury before the season began. Both were in a video posted by the program posted on Monday, going through drills.
First up was Harrell, simply just running forward and catching a pass. And then Anderson was using a dummy, working on his footwork. You can watch the full video here.
Harrell has suited up as recently as Saturday at Neyland Stadium. He went through pregame warmups but never stepped onto the field. For someone viewed as a potential deep threat for Alabama, his presence would be much welcomed by Young and offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien.
Anderson is in his first year of a program, being a part of the Crimson Tide’s No. 2 ranked recruiting class during the 2022 cycle. He was a near five-star prospect, with the On3 Consensus ranking the wide receiver No. 36 overall in the country. Before his injury, there was some buzz about what the future could look like for Anderson.
Wide receiver has been a position of strength over the past few years in Tuscaloosa. With two more elite guys leaving town, it’s been tough for Young to get fully settled in this year. Possibly getting Anderson and Harrell back into the mix could help the Crimson Tide move forward.