Former 5-star Alabama signee Eyabi Anoma announces commitment to FCS program; apologizes to Crimson Tide staff and teammates
Eyabi Anoma is hoping that the third time’s the charm. The former 5-star recruit announced Friday that he is committing to the UT Martin Skyhawks, an FCS program.
Anoma committed to Alabama on Dec. 20, 2017 as the No. 1 weak-side defensive end in the 2018 recruiting class and No. 4 prospect overall nationally according to the 247Sports Composite.
Anoma recorded nine tackles as a true freshman for the Crimson Tide in 2018 and earned All-SEC Freshman recognition, but things went south ahead of his sophomore season. As Nick Saban’s squad was entering fall camp, the coach confirmed in a press conference that Anoma had been dismissed by UA.
Anoma then transferred to Dana Holgorsen’s Houston program and sat out the 2019 season. Anoma’s brief time as a Cougar ended earlier this year when he was dismissed from the program on Feb. 11, 2020.
Friday, Anoma announced his commitment to Tennessee Martin by tweeting a screenshot (below) from the Apple Notes app. In the note, he writes, “… I would like to apologize to the staff and my teammates at the University of Alabama as well as at the University of Houston for my actions prior to today.”
No 5-star recruit expects to play at the FCS level, but Anoma has plenty of time to turn his career around with three seasons of remaining eligibility. Anoma and the Skyhawks are scheduled to travel to Tuscaloosa in November.