Alabama football linebacker Jaylen Moody removes name from transfer portal

Maxwell Donaldson Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama football linebacker Jaylen Moody has removed his name from the transfer portal and will return for his senior season. 

The move was reported earlier on Friday and Moody ltaer confirmed in a post on Instagram. 

"Hard times never phased me! | Coming for it all," Moody said in his caption before including "#WeNotDoneYet." 

Moody entered the portal following the Crimson Tide's national championship game loss to Georgia. 

Moody had 11 tackles, an interception and blocked punt this season. He earned most of his playing time on special teams. He has 44 tackles in his career with a half tackle for a loss.

Nov 13, 2021; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA;  Alabama linebacker Jaylen Moody (42) celebrates after returning a blocked punt deep into New Mexico State territory at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

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Moody returns to an inside linebacker group that returns Henry To'o To'o but has seen other losses, including Christian Harris declaring for the draft and Shane Lee opting for the transfer portal. 

Moody, from Conway, South Carolina, was a three-star commit in the Class of 2018. He was ranked as the 32nd best linebacker in the country and 11th-best overall in the state of South Carolina.