Alabama Crimson Tide freshman running back Bo Scarbrough has been cleared to play this weekend in the team’s important matchup against their SEC rival Georgia Bulldogs and is “ready to play,” according to coach Nick Saban. Scarbrough’s status was reported by Charlie Potter of 247 Sports.
“Bo is ready to play,” Saban said. “He’s been practicing, he’s been cleared medically, his suspension is over and we’ll work hard to try to create a role for him. It may take some time to get him back in the groove of things, but that’s certainly the plan.”
A five-star freshman who played at Tuscaloosa County High School, Scarbrough was suspended for the first four games of the season due to an unspecified NCAA issue, and he also was recovering from a knee injury suffered in spring practice. At 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, he and teammates Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry should provide a fine rushing attack against a tough Georgia squad.
It’s going to be an important game for the No. 13 Tide, who will have to win in Athens to take on the No. 8 Bulldogs, so hopefully Scarbrough is able to make an immediate impact and thus keep Alabama in the College Football Playoff Race.
Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS, so be sure to tune in!
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