Alabama has signed former Notre Dame quarterback Tyler Buchner. The highly regarded transfer quarterback Tyler Buchner will soon join the Alabama Crimson Tide after leaving Notre Dame earlier this week. Late Thursday morning, he sent an announcement on Twitter regarding his choice.
In this late spring football, the NCAA transfer portal featured Buchner as the top available quarterback. Alabama is attempting to address an obvious need at quarterback by transferring for him. He is anticipated to have three seasons left in which he may compete.
Before suffering an injury in the second game of the previous season, Buchner started the last year’s campaign as Notre Dame’s starting quarterback. He returned for the Gator Bowl, where Notre Dame defeated South Carolina 45-38, and he was responsible for five touchdowns in that game.
On Wednesday, Buchner went to Alabama and stopped at the school there. He brought an apparent familiarity with Notre Dame’s offensive coordinator Tommy Rees, who was the one who recruited him to play for the Fighting Irish. Rees is in his first season as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, and he inherited an inexperienced quarterback room after Bryce Young left for the NFL. Rees is currently in his first season as Alabama’s offensive coordinator.
Buchner reportedly felt encouraged after his conversation with Nick Saban, which was confirmed by a source. According to a source, Buchner had other visits planned, but they were canceled because Saban and Alabama made such an impressive first impression on him.
After attending Helix High School in Southern California, where he was ranked as ESPN’s No. 41 overall prospect for the class of 2021, Saban offered Buchner to play college football at Alabama. In March of 2019, Buchner announced his intention to attend Notre Dame.
Following an Alabama spring game in which Jalen Milroe and Ty Simpson performed poorly, Buchner’s entrance came as a welcome relief. After the game, Saban provided them with endorsements that were below average and left the door open for a quarterback to transfer.
Milroe, a quarterback with a dual threat, started in October’s game against Texas A&M, which his team won 24-20. Young had to leave the game due to an injury. During the game, he rushed for 81 yards while also throwing for 111 yards and three touchdowns with the pass.
Although he played for the Tide in only three games during the previous season, ESPN ranked Simpson as the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback recruit and the No. 34 overall recruit.