SEC News: 4-star Alabama commit flips to Auburn, Crimson Tide land 5-star

Here are some of the top headlines from across the SEC on Friday, December 22.

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With more players on the move via the transfer portal, along with some big news on the recruiting trail, let's take a look at some things you need to know from across the SEC on Friday, December 22.

4-star OT Micah DeBose decommits from Georgia

Having previously been committed to the Bulldogs since January of 2023, Micah DeBose has officially decommitted from Georgia. One of the nation's top offensive linemen in the 2025 class, DeBose is a highly-rated four-star offensive tackle out of Vigor High School in Alabama.

Florida DB Jalen Kimber enters transfer portal

A former Georgia transfer who has spent the last two seasons with the Gators, Florida defensive back Jalen Kimber has entered the transfer portal. Kimber has a combined 36 tackles across the last two seasons combined, and is coming off a year in which he had 23 tackles, five PD, and one FR.

5-star PF Derrion Reid commits to Alabama

Alabama has added the third, and highest-rated, commitment of their 2024 class in Derrion Reid, who committed to the Crimson Tide over Florida State and Georgia. Reid is rated as a five-star power forward out of Prolific Prep in California where he is the state's top player.

South Carolina transfer DT Xzavier McLeod commits to Georgia

A former four-star prospect from the 2023 class, South Carolina transfer defensive tackle Xzavier McLeod has committed to Georgia. McLeod had one tackle and one INT this past season.

4-star Alabama DL commit Antonio Coleman flips to Auburn

Having been committed to the Crimson Tide since September of 2023, Antonio Coleman has flipped his commitment from Alabama to Auburn. Coleman is rated as a four-star defensive lineman in the 2025 class out of in-state Saraland High School in Alabama.

4-star IOL Coen Echols commits to LSU

LSU has landed a commitment from Coen Echols, who is a four-star interior offensive lineman in the 2024 class out of Katy High School in Texas. Echols is a former Texas A&M commit who decommitted from the Aggies earlier this month.