Kadyn Proctor to Return to Alabama

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(Photo by Chris McDill/Icon Sportswire)

It has been an absolutely wild offseason for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Since the retirement of Nick Saban kicked off the craziness, at least 10 players entered the transfer portal, with one of them being left tackle Kadyn Proctor.

After committing to and arriving at Iowa in his home state, Proctor has now announced that he will be returning to Alabama once the transfer portal opens again in April rather than staying at home and playing for the Hawkeyes.

During his recruiting process, he was a longtime commit to Iowa before flipping to Alabama just days before signing.

After an up and down freshman year during which Proctor started every game and improved as the season went on, it appeared Hawkeye fans were going to get to see Proctor wear black and gold, after all,l when he entered the portal and quickly committed to Iowa.

However, before even practicing once with the team, Proctor has now decided that he wants to return to Tuscaloosa.

It has been reported that Proctor went on spring break last week with Tide players on the heels of the announcement that he will be returning to Tuscaloosa.

Proctor was a 5-star recruit and highly touted out of Des Moines as the top tackle in the nation in the class of 2023.

He was named to the SEC All-Freshman team in 2023.

Proctor now returns to an offensive line that has at least two starting guards returning and brought in an All-American center from Washington as well.

If Proctor can develop into the player he was poised to be during his recruitment at Alabama, the Tide could have one of the best offensive lines in the nation this upcoming year.