Bo is good to go

Aside from the quarterback situation on Nick Saban’s roster, perhaps the most revisited personnel topic among Alabama football fans since the spring of 2014 has been the status of Bo Scarbrough. The five-star signee in the class of 2014 gave BamaMag word that he’s finally made the grade and will begin his Crimson Tide career in January.

BamaMag.com has learned that class of 2014 Crimson Tide signee Bo Scarbrough, a five-star running back projection by Scout.com, has been academically cleared to enroll at Alabama in January after initially failing to qualify to enroll with his classmates this past summer.

There has been plenty of chatter about the matter since the beginning of October, since a source informed BamaMag that the feeling was “positive” surrounding the 6-foot-2, 234-pounder getting the job done in the classroom. 247Sports reported that his mother shared similar news on October 3.

Scarbrough and three-star lineman Montel McBride, who is now enrolled and is playing at Iowa Western Community College, are the only two Nick Saban signees from the class that aren’t currently enrolled at the university.

The Tuscaloosa, Alabama native, however, has returned home after playing out his senior season at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy in order to wrap up his academic requirements and work towards a freshman season set to begin in less than three months.

“I’ve been pretty good,” Scarbrough said. “I’m living in Tuscaloosa and I’ve just been chilling, staying in shape. I’m ready to go to school on January 4.”

The versatile prospect, who shined as a wide receiver at the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game this past January before closing out his career as Scout’s No. 25 overall player, says he has been cleared since the chatter began in early October.

“Yea, I’m done with it. I finished like two weks ago,” he said. “I just had to take the ACT or a class, but I only did the ACT.

Scarbrough is a physical specimen

“‘Bama was pretty happy for me. I spoke to Coach (Burton) Burns, (Lane) Kiffin, (Tyler) Siskey and Saban. Coach Saban was like, ‘great job Bo!’ He gave me a hug.”

Plenty has been discussed surrounding the 2014 Crimson Tide, sans Scarbrough, though his versatility as a running back and potential wide receiver has been brought up even more since junior running and receiving talent Kenyan Drake suffered what is likely a season-ending injury against Ole Miss earlier this month.

While a similar role could eventually be given to the former Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Northridge standout, he says he’ll begin his football career where he’s been most comfortable in recent years -- in the backfield at running back.

Admittedly feeling like he’s been on the roster for some time, Scarbrough has been keeping a close eye on his future teammates this fall.

“I think Alabama will make it to the playoff,” he said of the 5-1 Crimson Tide. “I think that they’re having a pretty good season even though they’re young at the same time.”

Scarbrough, who checked in as the No. 7 running back in a loaded 2014 class at the final tally, expects to contribute early in his career at the Capstone.

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