A few months after being “parting ways” with Alabama, Dee Hart apparently found a new football home. And, when he gets there, he’ll find a very familiar face.
In a text message Wednesday, Dee Hart confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel that he is in the process of transferring to Colorado State. The Rams’s head coach is Jim McElwain, who was Alabama’s offensive coordinator when the running back signed with the Tide in 2011.
Because Hart has already graduated from UA, he’s expected to be eligible to play for CSU immediately in 2014.
Hart was a touted five-star member of the Tide’s 2011 recruiting class, rated as the No. 1 running back in the country. The paper talent never translated to the field in Tuscaloosa as Hart’s career totals are just 43 carries for 166 yards and a touchdown.
In February of this year, Hart was arrested and charged with giving false information and possession of marijuana. It was revealed at that time that Hart hadn’t been a part of the team since shortly after the Tide’s Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma.