Alabama Crimson Tide might have deepest RB group in College Football

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ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to a play. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

5.) Jase McClellan

Jase McClellan was originally committed to the Oklahoma Sooners, but Nick Saban found a way to flip the 4-star running back. In December of 2019, the day after he de-committed from OU, McClellan was added to the deep Crimson Tide roster. It is hard to blame running backs for choosing the Crimson Tide. The Alabama football staff has shown proven success over the years, producing Derrick Henry, who led the NFL in rushing this past season, Mark Ingram who is a powerhouse for the Ravens, Kenyan Drake who is finally getting a chance to shine with the Arizona Cardinals, and Josh Jacobs, who should have won Offensive Rookie of the Year this past season.

McClellan has a unique build at just 5’10, 200 pounds, but do not discredit his playmaking abilities just because of his size. Just look at former Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, who was listed as 5’9 and 211 pounds. Take a look at the video below, and see how Jase uses his vision to see upfield and ignites speed to break away from defenders.

McClellan could most likely start for a handful of Power Five teams even as a freshman, but it appears he is content being a part of “The Process“. Although he was ranked as the No. 46 overall player according to 247 sports, some have felt that he was ranked too low. Either way, he will look for an opportunity to showcase his talents with the Crimson Tide.