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Alabama Former 5-Star Has Reportedly Flown Back Home

first_imgEyabi Anoma at Alabama football's spring game.TUSCALOOSA, AL – APRIL 13: Eyabi Anoma #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the team’s A-Day Spring Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Eyabi Anoma, a former five-star linebacker, was expected to take on a larger role in the Alabama defense this upcoming season. Instead, it is extremely unclear if he will be on the team at all this fall.Two days ago, it was reported that Anoma is no longer enrolled in class at Alabama. That raised significant questions about his status.Anoma had a promising spring, which drew the attention and public praise of head coach Nick Saban. The legendary head coach was happy with how he responded to coaching from position coach Sal Sunseri.Per new reports, Eyabi Anoma took a flight from Alabama back home on Friday, casting his future into further doubt.From Rivals: Fast forward to July 26, Anoma boarded a flight from Birmingham, Alabama to Washington D.C. and it’s unclear at the moment what Anoma’s next moves are. The writing seems to be on the wall: he’ll likely transfer from Alabama once and for all, but as of July 27 his name is not in the NCAA transfer portal and he has until August 28 to enroll in classes to be able to participate with the team.After recording nine tackles in 2018, Anoma briefly entered the transfer portal, before ultimately electing to return to Alabama after speaking with Saban.Anoma is a native of Baltimore, which raises an interesting possibility if he is to transfer. Former Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley left to take over the Maryland Terrapins this off-season.Per the Rivals piece, if Anoma transfers, Maryland is the heavy favorite to land him.Anoma who was rated as a five-star by Rivals.com coming out of high school in the class of 2018 played football at St. Francis in Baltimore, Maryland and has always maintained a close relationship with former Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley who just happens to be the new head coach at Maryland. Sources we’ve spoken to continue to be confident that Anoma eventually transfers to Maryland whether that be now or in the future.Anoma was the No. 4 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class. It would be a huge loss for Alabama, and a big win for Maryland or whichever program lands him, if he does wind up leaving the Crimson Tide for good.[Rivals]last_img read more

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