Alabama Crimson Tide offensive line signee Bradley Bozeman has traded in a grayshirt for a Crimson jersey.
The four-star recruit out of Handley High school in Roanoke, Al. was originally signed to the 2013 class, but after an injury he was asked to delay his enrollment until January of 2014. But a call from University of Alabama assistant coach Bobby Williams changed that.
Now the 6-foot-5, 306-pound offensive lineman is packing to leave for Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide’s preseason practice begins on Friday.
“I’m pretty excited. I’m packing my stuff up now and I’ll head to Tuscaloosa tomorrow. I have been busting it all summer trying to get back in shape and I don’t believe I will be limited at all once I get to fall camp. I am excited to get back out there and play football again.”
Bozeman tore his ACL during his senior year of high school, and was initially told after signing with the Tide to delay his enrollment. The practice is known in the college football world as grayshirting, and Alabama head coach Nick Saban has been singled out for the practice, though many schools employ the practice as a way to manage rosters and field the best possible group of players.
With the grayshirt lifted, Bozeman can now get onto campus and begin workouts with the team and prepare for the upcoming season.