Former Alabama Edge Finds New Home
Former Alabama edge Eyabi Okie (formerly Anoma) has announced his new home. He will be headed to North Carolina to join the Charlotte 49ers.
This is the fifth school that the former five-star recruit has played for in his collegiate career, making stops at Alabama, Houston, UT-Martin, and Michigan.
During his time at the Capstone, he recorded nine total tackles (six solo, three assisted), and two tackles for loss for four yards. He was dismissed by the university after his freshman campaign and entered the portal. Then, he went to Houston where he was dismissed from the program prior to seeing time on the football field.
The Md., native entered the portal for the second time and transferred to UT-Martin, where he spent two seasons but only saw time on the field for one, recording 36 total tackles (14 solo, 22 assisted), 9.5 tackles for loss for 53 yards, six sacks for 40 yards, one forced fumble, and one block.
He entered the portal for the fourth time last offseason, joining the Michigan Wolverines. While in Ann Arbor, Mich., he recorded 12 total tackles (five solo, seven assisted), 3.5 tackles for loss for 22 yards, 2.5 sacks for 18 yards, and two passes defended.
He entered the portal for the final time on Jan. 12.
"Okie, formerly Eyabi Anoma, has already started classes and taking part in team workouts, per sources," tweeted senior national college football reporter for On3Sports Matt Zenitz.
Okie joins a program that went 3-9 overall and 2-6 in conference play last season.