That didn’t take very long whatsoever.
Late Saturday afternoon, Auburn announced that Demetruce McNeal had been dismissed from the Tigers following an arrest for possession of marijuana. Less than three days later, the defensive back has already found himself a new college football home.
On his Twitter account late Tuesday morning, McNeal revealed that he will continue his playing career at West Alabama.
“I’m officially transferring to The Univ. of West Alabama to finish up my senior campaign and still keep my dreams alive,” the safety wrote.
Because West Alabama is a Division II school, McNeal will be eligible to play immediately.
McNeal would’ve entered the 2013 season as the Tigers’ leading returning tackler, having been credited with 90 during AU’s 2012 season. He also tied for the team lead in tackles for loss with seven.
The arrest and dismissal served as the latest hiccup for the senior. He missed the latter portion of spring practice due to what was only described as “personal reasons,” then was sidelined for the start of summer camp with a staph infection.