Alabama Non-Qualifier Enrolls At ECU

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Linebacker Alfy Hill has enrolled at East Carolina less than a week after he was ruled an academic nonqualifier at Alabama.

Alabama had said the NCAA's eligibility clearinghouse didn't accept certain classes Hill took as core courses for certification. East Carolina says Hill's high school is working with the NCAA to appeal the decision, though Hill will likely sit out this season.

Hill played at West Brunswick, located near the state's southeast coastline. He was a four-star prospect on Scout.com and was the first player from North Carolina to sign with the Crimson Tide since the 1980s.


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  • by Brandon on Sep 3, 2010 at 09:07 PM
    Grades are not his issue. It one credit that the NCAA said wouldn't count for him making him a NQ. He is a good kid and will do fine, look up the schools that wanted him UNC, NCSU, and many other BCS schools want him. Old Pirate, he is here to stay, Bama over signed and wanted him to grey shirt, sit out and take classes for one year(paying out of state tuition)then get a scholly next year. He couldn't aford that, so he left, bama didn't let him go. The NCAA is "giving him the business", wink, Ron Cheery ACC ref. Also, that last guy we got from an SEC school work well for us Lival Joseph. To those who posted about ECU going down the wrong path, read a little more before "flaming" in a post. A little more info makes me fill for Alfy. He did what he was told to do and thoght he was good to go and this was not his doing. He is a good student and will be a great addition to our Pirate Defense!
  • by old pirate Location: eastern nc on Aug 30, 2010 at 12:31 PM
    my question, a dummy I know, but nowhere have I seen that he is interested in playing for the pirates. Hope so. However; from what I read his school is appealing the action. If the action is overturned by the appeal, 1. does he still have to sit out a year. 2. does he return to Alabama or remain and play for ECU. If someone knows would explain his options.
  • by Robbass Location: PirateNation on Aug 29, 2010 at 07:54 AM
    From some of the comments posted, does no one even think that these guidance counselors and other high school officials know what it takes or at least make sure they are doing the kids right. Not his fault. He was going off the advise given him by the "college graduates" at his former school. It also tells me Alabama and other big name schools just use those player for one purpose-not getting an education(personal experience). Glad we have an institution like East Carolina who tries to look out for the STUDENT-ATHLETE! After all, he is one of our own. Hope other players looking to go to those big name schools(SEC/ACC) that we care about you. Stay home and make a name for yourself here at ECU. Go Pirates!!!
  • by not good on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:48 AM
    A non-qualifier in the state of Alabama and ECU takes him??maybe he can room with other kicked off players that the new coach has taken back, not a good sign pirate nation it does not bold well for the near future of ECU football! wake up Pirate nation it appears we are going down the wrong road.
  • by sportspro Location: westgreenville on Aug 26, 2010 at 03:50 PM
    he is 6'4 240 runs a 4'59 in the 40 yard dash great player a future pro for sure cant wait till he plays i wouldnt care if he was a felon put some pads on that boy get her done lol lmao
  • by Tom Location: Shallotte on Aug 26, 2010 at 02:53 PM
    Alfie is a fine young man and will do very well
  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Aug 26, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    Maybe they meant he would sit out at Alabama and not here? Either way, if he doesn't play this season, he should be able to next year, and he'll be a good asset to the team.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    Big deal. He will fit in just fine here in Greenville.
  • by Jollymon73 on Aug 26, 2010 at 07:14 AM
    Alfy welcome to Greenville and ECU. I'm looking forward to watching you destroy opposing QB's and running backs!!
  • by Jollymon73 Location: ENC on Aug 26, 2010 at 07:05 AM
    Sam: That was uncalled for, Nick Saben is a good coach. His only flaw is that he has to coach in the state of Alabama.
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