The curious case of Antonio Alfano appears to have resolved itself at Alabama.
Nearly a month after Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban announced the absent five-star freshman defensive end “basically quit,” Alfano was formally removed from Alabama’s online roster this week and has reportedly entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, effectively signaling the end of the highly-rated New Jersey product’s time in Tuscaloosa.
“I just know that the guy basically quit,” Saban said of Alfano on Sept. 18. “He quit going to class, he quit coming here. We tried to encourage him, we tried to help him. We had tried to set up counseling sessions with him to help him every way we could. And all those things are still available to him if he wants them, but he didn’t respond to any of the things, so until he responds, you just have to assume the guy quit.”