Alabama gets 5-star RB Bo Scarbrough back this week
Bo Scarbrough is finished with a four-game suspension — as well as ACL rehab — and will be on the field for Alabama against Georgia this coming Saturday.
“Bo is ready to play,” coach Nick Saban told the media on Monday afternoon.
The coach added that Scarbrough has been cleared medically and the Alabama staff will find a solidified role for him in coming weeks.
On Sept. 18, Saban clarified that Alabama would not be punished for Scarbrough’s unspecified recruiting run-in with the NCAA (which resulted in a four-game suspension), and that the freshman would be available in Week 5.
“He’s practicing every day,” Saban said nearly two weeks ago. “He’s getting closer to 100 percent. And I do think after the four games, he will be able to contribute in some kind of way. He’s a big, strong, physical guy. We don’t have a lot of depth at running back, so I think he can definitely contribute at that position.”
Alabama is not exactly hurting for running backs right now; Derrick Henry is a Heisman Trophy contender, while Kenyan Drake has provided a change of pace for the Tide all year.
But Scarbrough adds depth to a corps that also includes freshman Damien Harris.
Saban on Bo Scarbrough: "Bo is ready to play. He's been practicing. Cleared medically. His suspension is over." Will make role for him.
— Alex Martin Smith (@asmiff) September 28, 2015