TUSCALOOSA | University of Alabama running back Demetrius Goode has transferred to North Alabama.
"We're excited that Demetrius has chosen to finish his college football career here at UNA," Lions coach Terry Bowden said. "He comes with the highest recommendations from every coach I had the opportunity to talk to at Alabama in regards to his character, football playing ability and work ethic."
Goode was part of UA coach Nick Saban's first signing class in 2007, but rarely played for the Crimson Tide. He has one season of eligibility remaining.
"I don't feel like talking about it right now," Goode said.
Goode, from Troup County High School in LaGrange, Ga., initially entered Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia before enrolling at Alabama in 2007. On the first day of fall camp he suffered a serious knee injury, missed all of that season, and struggled to break into the playing rotation for three seasons thereafter.
Goode (5-10, 205 pounds) carried 34 times for 140 yards last year. His career-best game for the Crimson Tide came in 2009, when he carried 11 times for 70 yards against Chattanooga.
His departure leaves UA with five scholarship running backs: Trent Richardson, Eddie Lacy, Dee Hart, Jalston Fowler and Corey Grant.
Reach Chase Goodbread at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 205-722-0196.