Liner Moves In

Dee Liner arrived at his new home Saturday as Red Wolf with high expectations. Liner had avoided the spotlight after announcing his departure from the Tide, but spoke with AStateNation after arriving on campus.

The former Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman is ready to begin his new life as a member of the Arkansas State Red Wolves.

“I liked it here. I feel very happy,” said Liner, who said he knew four members of the Red Wolves before he decided to transfer from to the program.

“I knew coach Troop[er] Taylor, Irving Adams, Jamaris Hart and Blaise Taylor,” said Liner.

He left Alabama at semester and did not attend school during the spring semester. He will enroll at A-State this week. While can practice with the Red Wolves, he will be ineligible to play in the 2015 season.

“I knew quite a bit about Arkansas State before I came up here,’’ he said. “I was not surprised.”

He visited in the spring and shortly after that he announced he would be a Red Wolf via twitter.

Even though the 6-foot-3, 295-pounder will have to sit out the 2015 season he expects to contribute to the team.

“I know what I have to do,’’ he said. “Work hard and make my teammates better players.”

He said right now he has a little extra weight on because he has been inactive. “But that will come off soon I am sure,’’ he said.

Liner declined an interview in the spring but at the time told A-StateNation that A-State "is my No. 1 right now."

He was a four-star prospect out of Muscle Shoals and signed with Alabama. Liner was rated as one of the top defensive linemen in the nation.

Liner announced in February he was released from a scholarship at Alabama. He played in three games as a sophomore.