Isaiah Bond to Enter Portal, per report

Alabama wide receiver Isaiah Bond (17) runs drills during practice at Thomas-Drew Practice Fields in Tuscaloosa, AL on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023.

Alabama wide receiver Isaiah Bond may not be sticking around for the next head coach at the University of Alabama.

According to Nick Kelly of the Tuscaloosa News, Bond has filed the paperwork necessary to enter the transfer portal and explore his options. According to Kelly, Bond’s name is not officially in the portal yet as of noon on Friday.

Per new NCAA rules, when a coach resigns or is fired, players have a new 30-day window to enter the transfer portal. It does not mean Bond couldn’t still return, but at the very least he is exploring his options.

Bond led the team with 48 receptions this season and had 668 yards, along with four touchdowns. He was often the most critical receiver on the team after establishing a connection on the field with quarterback Jalen Milroe.