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Update: Alabama State confirms Isaiah Crowell’s transfer

Isaiah Crowell, Cody Riggs AP

UPDATED 8:22 p.m. ET: Well, so much for that.

A couple of hours after we noted a report which quoted the mother of former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell as stating that her son had not made up his mind on a new collegiate home, her son has indeed made up his mind.  And, as originally reported, it’s FCS school Alabama State.

“We actively researched Isaiah both as a person as well as an athlete,” ASU head coach Reggie Barlow said in a statement. “We are aware of his current issues, but also believe in helping young people. We believe that Isaiah has learned from his circumstances and that he will be a quality student-athlete at Alabama State.”

Crowell will be eligible to play for the Hornets in 2012.

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Back the truck up on reports of Isaiah Crowell‘s next collegiate destination.

Wednesday, UGAsports.com reported that the former Georgia running back was headed to Alabama State and was enrolling at the FCS-level school that day.  A school athletic official refused to confirm or deny the report, although someone close to the player has come out and done just that a day later.

According to Crowell’s mother, reports that her son is headed to Alabama State are, at least at this time, false.

He has not made up his mind,” Debbie Crowell told DawgNation.com.

There was no word from Crowell’s mother on what other schools her son may be considering or when a decision will be made.  If he plays at Alabama State or any other FCS program, he would be eligible to play immediately.

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.

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8 Responses to “Update: Alabama State confirms Isaiah Crowell’s transfer”
  1. timh1955 says: Jul 5, 2012 7:03 PM

    I wonder if he will make it through the season without getting in trouble or whining because he hurt his little toe and has a boo boo. Also, there’s a good chance he will serve time so how is he going to play and go to school if he’s doing time. Maybe there can be a sequel to “The Longest Yard.”

  2. bertenheim says: Jul 5, 2012 7:13 PM

    Unless he’s cleared of felony charges, he should not have the privilege of representing any school on the field.

  3. dmvtransplant says: Jul 5, 2012 7:47 PM

    @ bertenheim

    Why how else is he going to get ready for the Pro Level? I’m sure Detroit & Cincy are looking hard as this is their kind of guy.

  4. tigersgeaux says: Jul 5, 2012 8:13 PM

    I hope Isaiah had made up his mind on getting his life back together, acting responsibly and honorably. He is young and has an opportunity to still have a fulfilling life, and maybe not serve a large portion of it in prison. The FCS or FBS school you may choose, or allows you in is not the most important thing in your life, but your freedom depends upon what you do from now on… Wake up Isaiah! Your future depends upon it!

  5. timh1955 says: Jul 5, 2012 8:44 PM

    I’m sure Auburn would take him if the price is right.

  6. kozbee says: Jul 5, 2012 11:03 PM

    SEC doesnt want Crowell,all Georgia lost was a crybaby.Im sure Auburn has alot more class then take him.I can think of alot of teams out of the SEC that could use him.This is where the SEC does have class to pick him up,well maybe the gamecocks.smile.

  7. pdcooper08 says: Jul 6, 2012 4:11 AM

    I’m assuming Alabama St is a 1AA program making him eligible right away? Otherwise why would this University or it’s Football program except such a low life into there family.

    Don’t tell me he has learned his lesson. Which one, the one where he learned that it’s not a good idea to file off the next stolen guns serial numbers. You wouldn’t want that second federal offense on the record books.

    Coach is a douche as well. The kid gets arrested last friday and a week later he’s okay and good to carry the rock for them. Coach, I know the pickens are slim at your level, but have a few standards please. Could you at least let the criminal matter clear up before you start throwing him in the game.

    I think this whole matter sticks. This might be a good clue for the NCAA to actually get involved in. I mean once you have caught all the Boise St freshman sleeping on the floors and couches.

  8. florida727 says: Jul 6, 2012 10:02 AM

    I’m not surprised that Richt acted swiftly in dismissing him from the team. Richt is an ethical, class-act type of man.

    I also agree with what #bertenheim said, IF he’s found guilty of a felony, he’s given up the privilege of representing a school on an athletic field, AND he can fall back into the general school population and pay for his education, just like most student do. NO scholarship for convicted felons. He may be young, but at some point in life you have to learn what “accountability” means, even if the lesson comes with a steep price-tag.

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