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Source: Ex-Alabama star safety Caleb Downs picks Ohio State

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Former Alabama freshman safety Caleb Downs is transferring to Ohio State, a source told ESPN.

Downs led the Crimson Tide in total tackles this season with 107 and was the first true freshman in program history to do so. He was a five-star prospect in the 2023 class, ranked No. 11 overall and was the No. 1 safety out of Hoschton, Georgia.

Downs entered the transfer portal on Jan. 17, and many thought he would end up at Georgia. His previous defensive backs coach, Travaris Robinson, joined the Georgia staff and despite an effort from new Alabama coach Kalen DeBoer to get Robinson back on the Alabama staff, Robinson stayed put with the Dawgs.