Agiye Hall is feeling the love at Texas that he never felt with the Crimson Tide. The former Alabama wide receiver, who transferred to Steve Sarkisian’s Longhorns program, pointed that out in a recent interview.
Hall, a former four-star recruit, left Nick Saban’s program earlier this offseason, and immediately noticed the differences from Austin with the fan base.
Hall doesn’t think the Alabama fan base is very “loving,” especially when compared to Longhorns fans.
“One thing that really stood out is the culture. Bama fans — they’re not really loving, if I could say — even when you leave,” Hall told Horns247. “Texas fans are like a family. They love you unconditionally. They want the best for you and want to make sure you’re striving to be the best person you are, whether it’s people in the stands, players or coaches – they’re all connected, which is a good thing.”
He added that one of the best things about Alabama football also resides in Austin.
“Really, I loved Bama’s playbook,” Hall said. “And it’s Sark’s playbook. So, I gotta stick with my boy Sark. What I was doing at Bama that wasn’t seen is going to be seen this year.”
Last month, Alabama coach Nick Saban announced that Hall had been suspended for violating “some team rules. Whether they’re academic or whatever, it doesn’t really matter.”
One day after Saban’s announcement, Hall entered the NCAA transfer portal.
“Everyone has a responsibility and obligation to respect the principles and values and do what they need to do,” Saban said in April. “They’re all there to help them be successful.”
Hall, who was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, had four catches for 72 yards as a freshman.