It was, to say the least, a roller-coast ride for Robby Green the past year and a half at Alabama, with many more dips than highs.
The defensive back missed all of last year due to academic issues, and a violation of unspecified team rules caused him to miss the 2011 spring sessions. He also missed a majority of spring practice in 2010, seemingly due to the same academic issues that sidelined him for the entire year.
Those lows played a rather large role in the Tide announcing back in late June that Green would not be returning to the football program. A month later, Green has found a new, less-swank collegiate football home.
Speaking to TideSports.com, Green confirmed that he’s transferring to California University of Pennsylvania. As the Vulcans — I’d go to the school just for the nickname — are a Div. II school, Green will be eligible to play immediately.
“I needed a fresh start in a new place. I needed to get out of one element and into another one,” Green told tidesports.com. “I’ll get to go up North, meet some new people and try to make my dream of playing at the next level happen.”
Green’s not totally done with Alabama, however; he told the website that he plans to return next spring and get his degree from the school.
Green was a four-star member of the Tide’s 2008 recruiting class and was the No. 17 cornerback in the country according to Rivals.com. While he played safety with the Tide, he will be moved back to corner for his final season of college eligibility.