The running back position took another offseason hit when The University of Alabama announced that freshman DeSherrius Flowers will not be enrolled this fall. 

The official school release reads:

Due to a recently discovered initial eligibility issue, DeSherrius Flowers will not be cleared for enrollment at Alabama this fall. Flowers arrived at UA in January and participated in spring practice.

The four-star recruit out of Mobile, Alabama was an early enrollee this January and practiced with the team through spring camp. He had one carry for two yards in the 2015 A-Day game.

There will be a lot of uncertainty at running back next season beyond Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake as Flowers marks the fifth running back lost in 2015 - T.J. Yeldon turned pro, Altee Tenpenny transferred, Tyren Jones was dismissed, and Bo Scarbrough tore his ACL.

Alabama also announced that defensive back Jonathan Cook is "no longer a member of the team" without providing any further detail. Cook was entering his redshirt sophomore season for the Crimson Tide.

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