Thursday, August 19, 2010

Alfy Hill a Nonqualifier, Thursday Practice Report

Alabama linebacker Alfy Hill has been declared an academic nonqualifier and will most likely miss the 2010 season.

Thursday afternoon Alabama’s associate athletics director Mike Ward released a statement to the media concerning the eligibility of Alfy Hill.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 1:  Detail view of a football resting on the grass during the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and teh USC Trojans on January 1, 2009 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  USC won 38-24.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
The statement indicated that certain high school courses taken by Hill will not be accepted as core courses for use in certification. Thus, Alfy Hill has been given the status of an academic nonqualifier.

West Brunswick High School in Shallotte, N.C. (the high school Hill attended) is in the process of reevaluating the courses in question.

Alfy Hill has been removed from the 105-man roster and unless something occurs at the last minute, Hill will not be eligible for the 2010 season. The Tide linebacker will either attend a junior college or prep school in order to satisfy the necessary eligibility requirement(s).

Hill was a top high school recruit (four-star) and had been participating in practice until Wednesday.

In the wake of the circumstances surrounding Alfy Hill, Crimson Tide signee Harrison Jones (tight end) has returned to the football team for the 2010 season.

Harrison, the younger brother of Alabama right guard Barrett Jones, signed with Alabama in February but planned on delaying his enrollment until January.

However, due to an open spot (Alfy Hill) on the Alabama 105-man roster, Jones is now back in the mix. Jones has enrolled for the fall semester and is currently practicing with the team.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide congratulates lineman Barrett Jones #75 after a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns in the second quarter of the Citi BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl on January 7, 2010 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The addition of Harrison Jones is big for an already explosive ‘Bama offensive. Jones stands at 6-foot-4 and tops the scale and 235 pounds.

During his senior year of high school, Jones was considered the 19th best tight end in the nation according to

The Tide returned to the practice field this afternoon and the session was rather uneventful.

Freshman Corey Grant returned to the running back position after spending several days working with the cornerbacks.

Mike Bowman continued to work with the tight ends on Thursday after being moved from the wide receiver position. Once again, the move is not deemed as permanent and appears to be more of an evaluation.

On the injury front, defensive lineman Undra Billingsley (ankle), running back Blake Sims (dislocated toe) and cornerback DeMarcus Milliner (ankle) remained out of action during the Thursday session.

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