Multiple sources reported that Alabama cornerback Kendall Sheffield was transferring from the program, early Tuesday morning.
After the Crimson Tide’s practice Tuesday afternoon, Saban responded to questions surrounding Sheffield’s standing.
“I don’t really know what his status is so there’s no need to ask me,” Saban said.
The news of the possible transfer comes after reports say Sheffield missed multiple practices including Monday’s morning and afternoon sessions.
Sheffield has not released a statement confirming his intention to transfer.
Coming out of Fort Bend Marshall high school, Sheffield earned Army All-American honors and was one of the top prospects in the nation. That being said, the Missouri City, Texas native has failed to see any playing time as a member of the Crimson Tide.
If the reports are true, Sheffield will be the sixth Crimson Tide player to bolt from Tuscaloosa this offseason.
Saban said there is still an opportunity for Sheffield to return to the team, but fall classes begin Wednesday and Saban wants the issue resolved before the former high school standout misses any time in the classroom.
“We’re happy to have him back,” Saban said. “He’s a fine young man. He’s worked hard. He’s made a lot of improvement here. We enjoy having him be a part of the team. If that’s what he chooses, we’ll continue to work with him in a positive way to help him develop personally, academically and athletically.”