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Second Alabama quarterback announces transfer destination in one day

Simon Gibbs01/16/22
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Alabama quarterback Stone Hollenbach, a former Crimson Tide walk-on, has committed to play at Western Michigan, he announced on Twitter.

The 6-foot-3, 208-pound signal caller never played a snap at Alabama but figures to factor more into the game plan with the Broncos in 2022.

He first announced on Twitter Wednesday that he intends to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal, as he penned a letter thanking the Alabama coaching staff and surrounding cast for the support over the past three seasons.

“I would like to thank Coach Saban for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the Crimson Tide for the past 3 years, not only has it made me a better player but also a better man,” Hollenbach wrote in a message via his Twitter. “I would also like to thank Coach O’Brien, Coach Mortenson, and the training & equipment staff. With that being said I will be entering the transfer portal with 3 years of eligibility remaining. Incredibly thankful to be on this journey and excited for the next chapter.”

Hollenbach just finished up his redshirt sophomore season with Alabama, so he’ll head to Western Michigan with two years of eligibility remining. The Catawissa, Pennsylvania native prepped at Southern Columbia High School but would ultimately go unranked in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Hollenbach is the second Alabama quarterback to announce next stop on Sunday

Shortly before Hollenbach announced on Twitter that he would be transferring to Western Michigan, his former teammate and position peer, quarterback Paul Tyson, announced his intentions to transfer to Arizona State.

Tyson’s announcement came just five days after he announced in a Twitter post that he was transferring, as he took the time to thank Alabama coaches, fans and staff for the support. A native of Trussville, Alabama, next year will be Tyson’s fourth in college — however, after redshirting his freshman year in 2019, then receiving an extra year of eligibility for COVID-19, he will enter a new program with three years of eligibility remaining.

Tyson is the great-grandson of legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. The 6-foot-5, 228-pound quarterback was a four-star recruit via the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies, making him the No. 22 quarterback in the 2019 class and the No. 13 recruit in the state of Alabama.