5 Offseason Transfers to Know for the 2023 Alabama High School Football Season

A number of Alabama high school football players transferred programs during the 2023 summer months. A majority of those transfers are likely to play significant roles for their respective new teams this fall. Here are five in particular you should know entering the new season.

Sterling Dixon (Mobile Christian to Spanish Fort)

A four-star Alabama commit, Dixon was one of the state’s most productive defensive players a year ago at Class 3A’s Mobile Christian, where he posted a stat line of 172 tackles, 39 TFL, and 18 sacks for a Leopards team that reached the state semifinals. The edge rusher has transferred to Spanish Fort, where he and fellow senior Cole McConathy will form one of the state’s top pass rushing duos and help strengthen a Toros team that made the first round of the Class 6A playoffs a year ago.

Travaris Banks (Northridge to Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa)

A transfer within Class 6A-Region 4, Banks will suit up for Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa after spending his junior year at Northridge, where he helped lead the Panthers to a first-round playoff appearance. The four-star Ole Miss commit played both ways last season, when he accounted for 1,200+ yards and 8 touchdowns, and 42 tackles and 6 PBUs. He’s now part of a Patriots team that went 11-1 to reach the second round of the playoffs in 2022.

Dillon Alfred (Gautier, MS to Saraland)

Of 2023 Alabama high school transfers, the biggest out-of-state addition has to be Alfred, who joins the defending Class 6A state champion Saraland Spartans from Mississippi’s Gautier High School, where he helped lead the Gators to a 5A state semifinal appearance a year ago. The four-star 2025 prospect is coming off an impressive sophomore campaign in which he had 57 receptions for 1,196 yards and 15 touchdowns. At Saraland he joins a loaded Spartans offense alongside the likes of Ryan Williams, KJ Lacey, Santae McWilliams Jr., and more.

Tevis Metcalf (Pinson Valley to Clay-Chalkville)

Transferring within Class 6A-Region 6, Metcalf will suit up for Clay-Chalkville after spending the 2022 campaign at Pinson Valley, where he helped lead the Indians to a first-round playoff appearance. The three-star Arkansas commit joins a talented Cougars team that’s likely be to one of the best in 6A this season. He’s expected to play a key role in Clay-Chalkville’s secondary.

Hezekiah Harris (Anniston to Mae Jemison)

One of the state’s premier 2026 prospects, Harris makes the move from Class 4A’s Anniston to Mae Jemison, which went winless in 6A a year ago. Harris is one of several prominent 2023 Alabama high school transfers to join the Jaguars program. The team’s new faces also include three-star offensive lineman Malachi Harris.

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