Bo Scarbrough looked like a former 5-star recruit in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
Alabama’s third-leading rusher went for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries against Washington during the Crimson Tide’s 24-7 College Football semifinal victory. He averaged 9.5 yards per carry and carried an Alabama offense that passed for only 57 yards.
Scarbrough entered the Georgia Dome with 539 yards and 7 touchdowns — trailing both running back Damien Harris and quarterback Jalen Hurts in rushing yardage on the year.
But the big performance led to questions as to whether the third-year sophomore would think about entering the 2017 NFL Draft following his late-season surge.
Scarbrough provided an answer to that question on Saturday in Tampa, Fla., according to NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread.
Bo Scarbrough says he will definitely return to Alabama in 2017. Passing on draft. Asked easy or hard decision: "Why would it be hard?"
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) January 7, 2017