Faced with the prospect of not seeing the field as much as he’d prefer in 2016, Shawn Burgess-Becker has decided to make his way out of Tuscaloosa. Reportedly.
First reported by 247Sports.com, Burgess-Becker (pictured, No. 27) will transfer out of the Alabama football program and continue his playing career somewhere else. A source subsequently confirmed to al.com as well that the safety is transferring.
Should Burgess-Becker opt to continue his collegiate playing career at the FBS level, he would be forced to sit out the 2016 season. Then, beginning in 2017, he’d have three years to use three seasons of eligibility.
A four-star member of the Tide’s 2015 recruiting class, Burgess-Becker was rated by 247Sports.com as the No. 10 athlete in the country; the No. 24 player at any position in the state of Florida; and the No. 166 prospect overall on that recruiting website’s composite board.
As a true freshman, Burgess-Becker played in all 13 games, mainly on special teams. He was credited with three tackles.
Al.com wrote that “Burgess-Becker was unlikely to start this year with Alabama returning star safety Eddie Jackson and with fellow sophomore Ronnie Harrison the clear favorite to replace Geno Matias-Smith at the other safety spot.”