Alabama’s Bo Scarbrough declares for NFL Draft

Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough (No. 9) heading down the sideline versus Washington in 2016 CFP semifinal game: Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — If seeing him wearing a mink coat was not a giveaway, then the news that was reported this morning made all things clear on Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough. 

According to Chase Horn, sports director for WHNT News 19 in Huntsville, Ala., Scarbrough has inked a deal with a sports marketing company and is heading to the NFL Draft. His three years at the University of Alabama were marred by injuries (knee, leg), but the former five-star prospect did record 1,512 yards rushing with 20 touchdowns on 267 carries from 2015-17. 

Hailing from Northport, Ala., Scarbrough was a member of the Crimson Tide’s 2014 class but ended up enrolling in 2015. Despite emerging during the latter portion of his sophomore season, his finest performances under head coach Nick Saban came versus Washington (19 carries, 180 yards, two scores) in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Clemson in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game – where he had 93 yards rushing and two touchdowns. 

The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder is a weapon with his brand of power and speed; however, there are moments where he lacks the ability of starting fast. No word has surfaced on whether junior running back Damien Harris will the Tide as well, but a decision to return won’t be easy with Josh Jacobs, Najee Harris and Brian Robinson back and four-star Jerome Ford arriving next fall. 

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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