Scooby Carter Chooses JUCO; Eyeing A Return To Bama
Former Alabama defensive back, Jeffrey "Scooby" Carter, has chosen to transfer to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for the 2020 season. Carter told 247Sports he intends to play one season in junior college and then return to Alabama as a member of the 2021 or 2022 recruiting class.
Carter was a four-star cornerback out of Mansfield Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas. He was the ninth rated cornerback in the nation and the 15th rated recruit in the state of Texas according to 247sports. Carter enrolled early in the spring of 2019 and recorded four tackles in the A-Day game.
Carter played in three games for Alabama as a freshman this past year, recording one tackle against New Mexico State.
He put his name in the transfer portal in November after missing class and subsequently missing out on the road trip to Mississippi State. Carter withdrew from the portal in January but only for a short time as he ultimately opted to transfer in February.
He was arrested in March in Tuscaloosa on a third-degree domestic abuse charge after he and his girlfriend got into a physical altercation. Court records indicate that the case was dismissed.
Carter indicated to 247Sports that by proving himself at the JUCO level it will open the door for him to return to the Crimson Tide.
“I’m still wanting to be at Alabama,” Carter said to 247Sports. "I wasn’t always on the right foot. … It’s having a clean slate and showing that I can have my head down and focus on the right thing.”