Former Alabama linebacker transfers to in-state program – AL.com

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Alabama linebacker Markail Benton (36) looks to stop LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) during the LSU-Alabama football game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. (Photo by Laura Chramer)Laura Chramer

A former Alabama linebacker is now part of a different in-state program.

Markail Benton recently joined the team at Jacksonville State, a team spokesman confirmed to AL.com.

A former four-star recruit, Benton posted 19 tackles as a redshirt sophomore at Alabama last season.

He went into the NCAA transfer portal in June.

Matt Zenitz is a senior SEC football reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @mzenitz.