Alabama expects B.J. Emmons to be a big part of its future plans, but the running back commit has hit a roadblock.
According to someone close to the situation, Emmons did not receive the ACT score he needed from his December test, which means he can not enroll until he reaches the necessary number.
“He is retaking it again next month,” the source said. “He was just a couple of points shy. He will be remediating over the next two weeks prior to his next ACT test. Alabama is still 100 percent behind him.”
According to the NCAA Clearinghouse, “Division I uses a sliding scale to match SAT/ACT scores and core-course grade-point averages to determine eligibility.”
Emmons is Alabama’s only running back commit in this year’s class, but the Crimson Tide has plans on signing two backs.
The Crimson Tide hosted Florida State running back commit Amir Rasul last weekend, and he was told by Alabama coaches that he is the top priority at the position for the second RB spot.
Emmons is rated as the nation’s No. 3 running back, per the 247Sports composite.