Coach Saban, thank you for building winning football teams by turning good players into great ones, and talented boys into successful men with a goal.
Former Monarch star receiver Calvin Ridley declared for the NFL draft on Wednesday, two days after capping his junior year with a second national title in three years at Alabama. I have a lifetime of unforgettable memories and friendships that shall endure forever. He also caught 17 passes for 109 yards.
Harris, the Tide's top running back who has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, will be returning for his senior season at Alabama, sources confirmed to ESPN's Chris Low. Yes, Alabama's cupboard is stacked full of talent at the receiver position, and with the emergence of freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa, the ball will likely be spread out more in the passing game, assuming he's the guy moving forward at the position.
Harris' backfield partner Bo Scarborough, a junior, declared for the National Football League draft earlier Wednesday. Seven draft-eligible players have discussed their futures with Saban, the coach revealed Tuesday morning, one day after his team captured a fifth national championship in nine seasons.
This season, Ridley finished the year with 63 receptions for 967 yards and five touchdowns.