Bo Scarbrough was one of six five-star recruits to commit to the Alabama Crimson Tide in this year’s class, according to Rivals.com. Scarbrough, who was considered the No. 2 athlete in the country, is the only one not currently on Alabama’s roster. But that will change this spring.
BamaOnline.com’s Charles Power reported Scarbrough is now eligible to enroll at Alabama during the spring semester.
“Yes it is (true). He’s very excited about it,” Scarbrough’s mother, Donetris, confirmed. “Roll Tide!”
At SEC media days, Alabama head coach Nick Saban said, “They won’t be completed until the end of summer school. I can’t really make a prediction on what their status will be until their summer school is over.”
Saban was referring to both Scarbrough and fellow recruit Montel McBride. The offensive lineman decided to go the JUCO route after he didn’t qualify to play for Alabama.
With the eventual inclusion of Scarbrough, Alabama’s running back pipeline will continue. Current starter T.J. Yeldon is expected to follow in the footsteps of Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy to become the next Alabama running back in the NFL. After all, Yeldon is consider a first-round talent by ESPN.com. Derrick Henry will then be expected to take over the starting role in 2015, while Scarbrough becomes the next phenom in the team’s stable of running backs.