July 20, 2017

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama running back B.J. Emmons has transferred to Hutchinson Community College.

Hutchinson coach Rion Rhoades said Thursday that Emmons has already arrived at the Kansas junior college.

Emmons was one of the nation's top running back recruits in 2016 and rushed for 173 yards as a freshman. He sustained a foot injury against Texas A&M.

He was the 36th-rated prospect overall and No. 2 running back in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Emmons was stuck in a crowded backfield where Damien Harris, Bo Scarbrough and freshman Najee Harris are all former five-star recruits.

Sophomore Josh Jacobs was a less heralded recruit, but he also topped 500 yards rushing last season.

Emmons would be able to transfer to another FBS program after one season.

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