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4-Star Alabama Transfer Reportedly Blocked From These Programs

An Alabama Crimson Tide Helmet

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the helmet of VanDarius Cowan #43 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the warm ups prior to the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama football's offensive line depth is taking yet another hit. Just weeks after losing Dallas Warmack, the Crimson Tide's backup center is also leaving the program as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play for his new school right away.

However, a few speed-bumps remain. Brandon Kennedy, a former four-star recruit, is reportedly leaving Bama after the spring semester.

He played sparingly for the Crimson Tide and likely wants a starting gig elsewhere. But where?

According to a recent report from, Kennedy is blocked from transferring to several programs.

Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy is interested in transferring to Auburn or Tennessee but isn't even currently allowed to have contact with those schools, any other school in the SEC or any of the Crimson Tide's future non-conference opponents, sources told

Kennedy was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He was ranked the No. 19 offensive guard in the country by 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

The 6-foot-2 lineman chose Alabama over Auburn and Clemson, among other programs. Tennessee was seen as the frontrunner to land Kennedy before this transfer news became available.

He may still end up with the Vols. Former Alabama player Maurice Smith was initially blocked from transferring to Georgia before eventually joining the Bulldogs.