Prichard (Ala.) Vigor running back DeSherrius Flowers admittedly didn’t have the best senior season, dealing with constant ankle injuries after breaking his hand in the spring, but now the 6-foot-1, 210 pounder is nearing full strength just in time for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.
“My ankle has gotten better, I believe I can practice all week and I’ll play on Saturday,” he said. “It’s been tough (this season).I learned when it gets tough, I’ve got to keep on fighting.”
That notion has helped Flowers, ranked within the Scout 100 for the class of 2015, remain as such with the Crimson Tide.
“I talked to them last week, because we were setting up the official visit,” he said. “Right after the game (Saturday), I’ll be on my official visit. I’m 100 percent with Alabama.
“I like the way they play, I feel like the workout they have will be great for me and I’ll be able to perform well at Alabama.”
At the next level, there is some defensive talk surrounding the senior’s projection.
“I’ll do whatever it takes to help my team win, but I want to play running back,” Flowers said. “I’m very physical on defense, I’m quick, and I like to hit. I like to make contact. I’d probably be a safety.”
No matter the position, five additional Nick Saban recruits are competing for Alabama heading into Saturday’s tilt with Mississippi’s best.
“We’re making a brotherhood,” he said of fellow commitments. “We’ll be getting to know them more, feeling more comfortable around them. We talk sometimes, anyway.”
Flowers isn’t planning on visiting any other programs between now and enrolling at Alabama in January. His last trip to Tuscaloosa was for the Iron Bowl last month.
“It was very exciting, very loud in the stadium, I enjoyed it, had a great time,” he said. “Every time I go, it gets better and better.”
Playing in the Army All-American Game in San Antonio, Tex. to close out his prep career next month, Flowers is currently pegged as the nation’s No. 13 running back by Scout.
Jason Caldwell contributed to this report.