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Colorado State lands ex-Alabama RB Dee Hart

Former Alabama five-star running back, Dee Hart, is reportedly heading to Colorado State.

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Spor

The one huge question for Colorado State this fall is who will be playing running back since the Rams lost Chris Nwoke who graduated, Donnell Alexander transferred to Akron and Kapri Bibbs is currently in the NFL. The answer is likely coming from former five-star running back Dee Hart.

Hart text the Orlando Sentinel that he was leaving Alabama for Colorado State on Wednesday. The 5-foot 9, 190-pound running back has not been part of the Crimson Tide since after the season ended, and he had a brush in with the law as he was arrested for giving false information and possession of marijuana.

Despite being a highly rated player out of high school, Hart never lived up to the hype. He tore his ACL heading into his freshman year, which he used to redshirt, and injured the knee again in 2012. Hart was named the 2010 U.S. Army national player of the year coming out of high school.

The reason Hart is considering a move to the Mountain West is because he was recruited and played under current Colorado State head coach Jm McElwain when he was Alabama's offensive coordinator. Hart has already earned his degree from Alabama making him eligible right away.

As of Thursday evening, Hart is not listed on Colorado State's roster and Rams players report for fall camp on Sunday with the first practice beginning on Monday.

Adding Hart to the Rams roster would be a huge get and add a player with high-level FBS experience to the running back position, and Hart would likely walk in right away and be the starting running back and give the Rams offense a major boost.

The downside is that Hart rarely could see the field at Alabama as he was primarily a special teams player and a backup running back.