Report: Ex-Alabama LB Anoma heading to Houston

Field Level Media

August 04, 2019 at 7:38 pm.

Eyabi Anoma, a five-star prospect in the Class of 2018, has been expelled from Alabama for an undisclosed reason and will transfer to Houston, according to a report.

AL.com reported that Anoma has been on campus at Houston since Friday and must be cleared by the university before he can enroll, but that is expected.

On July 26, Alabama officials confirmed Anoma was not enrolled at the university, and Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Saturday he was gone from the school.

“We have a law that protects players and students in what you can and can’t say,” Saban said. “The guy was dismissed from school, and that’s really all I can say about it.”

Anoma, an outside linebacker, was ranked as the No. 4 player in the nation in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite. Last fall, he appeared in 12 games and made nine tackles.

In February, he entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal but withdrew it a day later.

New Houston coach Dana Holgorsen is no stranger to Alabama transfers. Former Crimson Tide player T.J. Simmons transferred to West Virginia when Holgorsen coached there.

Anoma likely would have to sit out the season at Houston. He has three years of eligibility remaining.