Alabama officially has the running back it so desperately needed in this year’s recruiting class.
B.J. Emmons, a four-star prospect from Freedom High School (Morganton, N.C.), has signed his letter of intent to play college football for the Crimson Tide.
The 5-foot-10, 232-pounder committed to Alabama in July of 2015 after de-committing from Georgia. He has never wavered on his commitment to the Crimson Tide. He has not taken any official visits to any school not named Alabama.
Emmons does have some work to do in order to start his college career. According to a source close to him, he has not received the score needed on his ACT in order to qualify. He’ll retake the test this Saturday.
“He was just a couple of points shy,” the source said at the time. He will be remediating over the next two weeks prior to his next ACT test. Alabama is still 100 percent behind him.”
Emmons is expected to compete for some playing time in the backfield, with sophomore Bo Scarbrough likely to take over for Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry.
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