Less than a week after a trio of charges that included a pair of felonies led to Isaiah Crowell‘s dismissal from the Georgia football program, it appears the highly-talented but enigmatic running back has found a new collegiate home.
According to UGAsports.com, Crowell will be transferring to Alabama State, a FCS-level program located in Montgomery, Ala. The website reported that Crowell would be enrolling at the school Wednesday, although, when contacted by CFT, an ASU athletic official refused to confirm or deny the development.
As the Hornets are a FCS school, Crowell will be eligible to play immediately in 2012 instead of sitting out a transfer year.
Crowell was arrested very early last Friday morning and charged with carrying a weapon in a school zone, having an altered ID mark and charge of possessing/carrying a concealed weapon. The first two charges are felonies, the latter a misdemeanor. School policy called for an immediate suspension, although head coach Mark Richt trumped that directive several hours later by dismissing the back.
Crowell has retained the services of high-profile Atlanta criminal defense attorney Steve Sadow to defend him against charges that could result in up to 10 years in prison for the 19-year-old.
While Crowell was named SEC Freshman of the Year after leading the Bulldogs in rushing last season, he was also suspended twice during the season for various off-field issues.
(Tip O’ the Cap: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)