Bo Scarbrough will return to Alabama next season

Bo Scarbrough has made a name for himself this season coming out of the Alabama backfield. A versatile back, he is quick, fast and powerful; if he isn’t outrunning you or making you miss, he’s running you over.

The latests of breakout backs in Alabama, he could eventually have a successful NFL career, but it won’t start next season.

Chase Goodbread of NFL.com shared the news from today’s College Football Playoff media day.

Bo Scarbrough says he will definitely return to Alabama in 2017. Passing on draft. Asked easy or hard decision: "Why would it be hard?"

— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) January 7, 2017

Despite being recruited as a member of the 2014 class, Scarbrough is listed as a sophomore on the Alabama roster because he didn’t register until January of 2015. Scarbrough has come on of late, and put on an impressive show in the College Football Playoff semifinal against Washington; running for 180 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns.

Sticking around for next season will likely prove to be the wisest decision for Scarbrough, as his recent success makes him the heir apparent to the starting job in the Tide backfield. A good season next year could vault him into the first day of the draft.

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