Alabama's star safety, Caleb Downs, plans to enter the transfer portal, with Georgia as the front-runner to snag him.

Downs was SEC Freshman of the Year and a standout defensive back for Alabama in the College Football Playoff.

Coach Nick Saban's retirement opened a 30-day window for Alabama players to transfer, impacting the program.

Rated a five-star prospect, Downs had an incredible season with 107 tackles and two interceptions.

His Pro Football Focus coverage grade was the best among safeties in the conference.

Downs' connection with Travaris Robinson, now at Georgia, makes the Bulldogs a natural choice.

Georgia's proximity to his hometown and a vacancy left by a draft declaration make it even more appealing.

Ohio State could be another potential destination if Georgia doesn't work out.

Alabama's secondary is losing key players amid coaching changes, leaving the 2024 season uncertain.