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Alabama DB Enters Transfer Portal for Second Time
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It’s been an interesting few months for Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Scooby Carter. He’s had a hard time making up his mind. Should he stay in Tuscaloosa or leave and join another college football program? The answer now seems clearer than ever.

Carter originally put his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal back in November. It came after a suspension for a road game at Mississippi State for missing class, and he didn’t attend a single practice for the rest of the season. Then, he withdrew his name in January and was welcomed back with open arms. Now, the cornerback is leaving again.

That’s right, Carter has re-entered the Transfer Portal, according to Matt Zenitz at AL.com, and has likely spent his final day with head coach Nick Saban’s SEC program.

Alabama CB Scooby Carter Re-Enters Transfer Portal

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A former four-star recruit in 2019, according to 247Sports, and Mansfield Legacy High School standout in Texas, Scooby Carter was an early enrollee for the Crimson Tide. He played in Alabama’s A-Day Spring Game and saw action in three contests — Duke, New Mexico State, and Southern Miss — last year.

Although he left the program, Saban was willing to give him another chance to play for the Alabama football team after the Citrus Bowl, according to 247Sports.

“Scooby can have another opportunity to be on the team, and if he wants to start with the team next semester in school, we’ll give him another opportunity at that time. He did OK in school, and we’re trying to be supportive and helpful to get him to do the things that he needs to do to have a chance to be successful as a person, as a student and as a player, and we’ll give him an opportunity to come back next semester, if he wants to do that.”

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Initially, Scooby Carter was all for it. Then, for whatever reason, he wasn’t.

It’s hard telling where the redshirt freshman cornerback might end up. Carter fielded some big-time offers from Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, and USC, among others, during the recruiting process.

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Then again, he could return to Alabama. Only he knows at this point.

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Brett Regan About the author:
With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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