ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 3: Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks through the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the USC Trojans in the second half during the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

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It looks like the Crimson Tide have at least one position locked down for the 2017 season.

According to's Chase Goodbread, running back Bo Scarbrough said that he expects to return to Alabama next season despite being eligible for the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Though only a sophomore at Alabama at this point, Scarbrough is three years removed from high school and therefore eligible for the NFL. However, it looks like he will be back in Tuscaloosa for at least one more season.


The news couldn't be better for Alabama, as Scarbrough is really coming into his own with the Tide. Scarbrough has received significant carries in each of Alabama's last three games, including a 19-carry, 180-yard performance against Washington in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Peach Bowl.

Scarbrough will again split time next season in the backfield with former five-star recruit Damien Harris, who is not yet eligible for the Draft. Harris rushed for over 1,000 yards this year, and both Harris and Scarbrough averaged over six yards per carry so far this season.