HAMILTON, Ga. — Alabama defensive line commitment LaMichael Fanning chose not to return to the Harris County football team after a recent meeting with Harris County coach Tommy Parks, the coach said Wednesday.
Fanning, who left the team early last week, met last Thursday with Parks to discuss the possibility of rejoining the team, but the 6-foot-7, 285-pound defensive end ultimately decided not to return, Parks said.
“(Fanning) had the opportunity to come back, but he just didn’t,” Parks said. “There’s not much more to say about it than that.”
Parks declined to talk any more in-depth about what was discussed at the meeting or the criteria to return to the team.
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Fanning could not be reached for comment.
Ranked in the ESPN 150 and ranked as the No. 16 defensive end in the country, Fanning was suspended from playing in Harris County’s Oct. 22 game against Upson-Lee for violating an undisclosed team rule. He then did not attend practice the following week.
Harris County was eliminated from the playoffs the night of the 3-0 overtime loss to Upson-Lee.
Harris County closes its season Friday at Ola.