Alabama DE Fanning to transfer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- LaMichael Fanning is leaving the University of Alabama for Jacksonville State, according to a source. The former four-star prospect had spent time at defensive end and tight end for the Tide in three seasons.

Fanning played sparingly and was suspended Oct. 23. The suspension was for violation of team rules and he never practiced with the team again. He will be immediately eligible to play at JSU.

At 6-foot-7 and 270 pounds, Fanning has the size and athleticism to play several positions. Alabama tried him at tight end during fall camp, but the experiment proved short-lived and he returned to defensive end.

Fanning becomes the second player this year to leave Alabama for JSU. Former Alabama offensive lineman Caleb Gulledge was medically disqualified by the coaching staff before the season and shortly afterward signed with JSU.