April 24, 2014

Ex-Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell headed to Alabama State

Isaiah Crowell has determined the future location for his college football career.

Alabama State coach Reggie Barlow confirmed Crowell will enroll at the school this summer.

Crowell was dismissed by Georgia last week following his arrest on felony gun charges. As a freshman, he ran for 850 yards and five touchdowns.

Barlow said the school “actively researched Isaiah both as a person as well as an athlete.” He says school officials “also believe in helping young people” and that Crowell has learned from his mistakes.

Those mistakes include two suspensions during his first season and then the arrest the led coach Mark Richt to remove one of his top players from the team after just one season.

“The court system is the court system,” Barlow told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “That will be worked out over there [in Athens]. As far as us, he left Georgia in good academic standing. We know he’s a young man who has made some mistakes and has has learned from them and we’re going to give him a chance to restore his credibility.”

Crowell will be eligible to play immediately at the historically black school which competes at the Football Championship Subdivision.

A transfer to a FBS school would have required him to sit out an entire season.

Article source: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/07/georgia-isaiah-crowell-weighs-transfer-alabama-state-/1

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