Alabama's LaMichael Fanning, Georgia's Christian LeMay might transfer to Jacksonville State

Anniston StarDecember 23, 2013 

Alabama Football

Alabama tight end Brian Vogler (84) taps defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning (44) on the helmet as Fanning adjusts to the tight end role during the first day of NCAA college football practice, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT


Jacksonville State's football team is close to securing a pair of transfers from the Southeastern Conference, including Alabama sophomore LaMichael Fanning.

A JSU representative said Fanning and Georgia sophomore quarterback Christian LeMay have informed the Gamecocks' coaches they intend to transfer.

The representative said nothing will be official until they enroll at JSU, and the spring semester doesn't begin until Jan. 2.

Jacksonville State is an FCS school that went 11-4 and reached the FCS quarterfinals this season under first-year coach Bill Clark.

Fanning, a 6-foot-7, 270-pound defensive end, was a four-star recruit out of Harris County High in Hamilton, Ga.

ESPNU ranked him the No. 14 defensive end nationally.

He has spent three seasons at Alabama, which includes a redshirt season in 2011.

He played in eight games in 2012 and made four tackles.

He played in four games this past season, making three tackles.

He was suspended for undisclosed reasons Oct. 23 and hasn't returned to practice since then.

Fanning has made a visit to JSU.

His roommate at Alabama was offensive lineman Caleb Gulledge, who transferred to JSU in August after he was medically disqualified to play at Alabama.

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