Jan 1, 2024; Pasadena, CA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor (74) blocks Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Mason Graham (55) during the first half in the 2024 Rose Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former Alabama OT Kadyn Proctor transfer home to Iowa

Former Alabama offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor announced Saturday that he is transferring to his home-state Iowa Hawkeyes.

The 6-foot-7, 360-pound Proctor started all 14 games at left tackle for the Crimson Tide as a true freshman in 2023. He was selected to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman first team by the league’s coaches.

Proctor, a native of Des Moines, Iowa, starred at Southeast Polk High, where he was a five-star recruit and the No. 9 player in the country.

He was top-ranked in Iowa and No. 1 at his position, per the 247Sports Composite. He initially committed to Iowa before flipping just before the early signing period in December to Alabama, where he enrolled early in January 2023.

Following the retirement of Alabama’s Nick Saban and hiring of new head coach Kalen DeBoer, Proctor entered the transfer portal Jan. 17 and was ranked by 247Sports as the top offensive tackle and No. 2 player available in the portal.

His exit follows former Tide freshman safety Caleb Downs, who led the team with 107 tackles last season in earning All-SEC and national freshman of the year honors. Downs decided to join Ohio State.

Another safety, Jake Pope, transferred back to his home state of Georgia after playing 11 games on special teams at Alabama in 2023.

Linebacker Shawn Murphy became the fifth Crimson Tide transfer to commit to Florida State on Monday. Cornerback Earl Little Jr. and running back Roydell Williams also joined the Seminoles from Alabama.

–Field Level Media