Former Alabama running back Hart heading to Colorado State
Former University of Alabama running back Dee Hart confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel on Wednesday afternoon that he’s transferring to Colorado State to finish his college football career.
Although his status for the fall has yet to be determined, Hart is eligible to play immediately after graduating in June with two years of eligibility remaining.
As part of Alabama’s recruiting Class of 2011, 247Sports rated Hart a four-star all-purpose back out of Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla. His collegiate career hasn’t gone quite as expected, though, as he’s sustained two torn ACLs — the first before his debut game, the other against Ole Miss in 2012.
Last season as a sophomore Hart had 22 carries for 78 yards (3.5 average) and one touchdown. He also returned four punts for 58 yards (14.5), and made nine tackles on special teams, with a forced fumble.
In February he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and giving false information.
Hart will play for former Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, who is entering his third season at Colorado State. The Rams need to replace starting running back Kapri Bibbs, who left school early to enter the NFL draft after accumulating 1,741 rushing yards last season.