Wednesday June 17th, 2015

Due to an undisclosed issue concerning his eligibility, incoming Alabama running back DeSherrius Flowers will not be able to play in 2015, the school announced Wednesday.

Flowers, a four-star prospect who was signed out of Vigor High School in Prichard, Ala., was prevented from enrolling at the school at all due to the issue. 

The move leaves the Crimson Tide with only four healthy running backs as the team heads into fall drills, according to WCFT-TV. One of them, Damien Harris, was rated a top-five running back in the 2015 recruiting class and was projected ahead of Flowers on the depth chart. 

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Junior Derrick Henry and senior Kenyan Drake are expected to compete for the starting running back job. 

The program also announced Wednesday that defensive back Jonathan Cook is no longer with the team, according to Bleacher Report. 

Alabama opens the 2015 season on Sept. 5 in Arlington, Texas, against the Wisconsin Badgers. 

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