Billy Napier is leaving Florida State to become the wide receivers coach at Alabama, according to a report from Noles247.com.
Napier will replace Mike Groh, who’s leaving for the Chicago Bears, according to the Noles247 report.
Napier’s decision to leave Florida State comes less than two months after his arrival in Tallahassee. He was hired as Florida State’s tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator on Jan. 15.
Napier, who served as Colorado State’s quarterbacks coach in 2012, was the offensive quality control coach on Alabama’s 2011 staff. He previously served on Clemson’s staff from 2006-10.
Napier, widely regarded as one of the nation’s top recruiter, will be filling big shoes in that area. Groh was recently named the Rivals’ Recruiter of the Year after he helped Alabama sign such highly-touted prospects as defensive linemen Dee Liner and A’Shawn Robinson and running back Altee Tenpenny.
Napier was twice recognized by Rivals as one of the nation’s top 25 recruiters during his time at Clemson.