One day after a video surfaced that put Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough, a former IMG Academy star, in the national spotlight for yelling a disparaging remark about President Donald Trump, the junior has reportedly declared for the NFL Draft.
"Preparing for a life after college football, regardless of what your future may hold, can be a scary proposition for many athletes especially those who DID NOT attend the University of Alabama", Ridley wrote on Twitter.
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The decision is likely to please immigration hard-liners who argue the TPS program was never meant to provide long-term residency. The benefit, which includes work authorization, can be renewed up to 18 months at a time by the Homeland Security secretary.
Scarbrough, who tallied 23 rushing yards on four carries in Monday's victory over Georgia in Atlanta, has not publicly commented on his NFL Draft status. Considering how early it is in the draft process, any of the top three receiving prospects could be the first wideout taken based on team preference, but Ridley likely has the strongest case to be the first off the board come April. He had 63 catches for 967 yards while no other wide receiver caught more than 14 balls. This was the third national championship Ridley had played in during his career with the Crimson Tide.
Harris rushed for 1,000 yards and 11 TDs as a junior and has won two national titles while at Alabama. He also caught 17 passes for 109 yards.