The numbers haven’t quite been there for Prichard (Ala.) Vigor’s DeSherrius Flowers in 2014 just yet, but the Alabama running back commitment is getting closer to full health after a nagging ankle injury and his fall goals remain intact.
“It's getting better every day. I ice it every day,” he said Monday. “I wanted to get a little more physical this season. Do my best to help the team out and come out with a victory. I was confident in my speed and power.
“I want to help my team win a state championship. I like to play to the best of my abilities so I can perform on the field and be good enough for the next level.”
That next level may begin in January, as the Scout.com four-star talent looks to wrap up his high school career in December in order to get a head start in Tuscaloosa ala some of 'Bama's current backs like T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry.
“Yes, I am trying to enroll in January,” Flowers said. “I like it. I get there I feel like I will be ready to start at running back. He (recruiter Lance Thompson) said running back was the position he preferred.”
The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder committed to Nick Saban and company in April of 2013 and has been rock-solid ever since. Even with other programs still attempting to knock on the door, he’s not budging from his early decision.
“I feel like it's a great program,” he said. “I feel like they have a lot of great players and I feel like I'm good enough to be in the program and play at The University of Alabama.”
BamaMag’s A.P. Steadham sat down with Vigor head coach Ashley Johnson to learn more of Scout’s No. 8 running back prospect, who had 136 carries for 1,099 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior, both on and off the field. The full interview can be seen below.
BamaMag’s A.P. Steadham contributed to this report.