McClellan, leading Bama rush in ’23, to go into draft
Chris Low, ESPN Senior Citizen WriterJan 9, 2024, 07:25 PM ET
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Alabama running back Jase McClellan, who led the Crimson Tide in rushing this season, announced Tuesday in an Instagram post that he plans to get in the 2024 NFL draft.McClellan finished with 890 hurrying lawns and 8 touchdowns. He was the team’s 2nd leading rush in 2022 with 655 yards and has actually scored 18 goals over his last two seasons.McClellan thanked “Bama Nation”for its assistance in his post and also thanked coach Nick Saban”for allowing me to live out my dreams at this remarkable location “and “for assisting to make me the male that I am today.” Editor’s Picks 2 Related Roydell Williams entered the transfer website recently, suggesting Alabama will be losing its leading 2 rushers from the 2023 season. Jam Miller and Justice Haynes were likewise part of the Tide’s running back rotation and are set to return next season after integrating for 66 brings and 369 yards.Alabama has two ESPN 300 running back potential customers coming in as part of the 2024 finalizing class– Kevin Riley of Northport, Alabama, and Daniel
Hill of Meridian, Mississippi.Alabama, which lost in overtime to ultimate national champion Michigan in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl, has had eight players declare for the NFL draft.In addition to McClellan, offending deal with JC Latham, receiver Jermaine Burton, protective lineman Justin Eboigbe, outside linebackers Dallas Turner and Chris Braswell and cornerbacks Kool-Aid McKinstry and Terrion Arnold
have all said they are turning pro.Linebacker Deontae Lawson and safety Malachi Moore both announced they are returning for the 2024 season.