Former five-star recruit B.J. Scott left the Crimson Tide and transferred to the South Alabama program entering its third year of existence and is three years from joining the Football Bowl Subdivision.
It marks the end of a three-season run for Scott in Tuscaloosa where he arrived as one of the top receivers in the nation before changing positions, redshirting, then failing to land a starting job this past season in the shallow Tide secondary.
Scott played in six games and recorded six tackles before missing the final five games with an ankle injury that required surgery.
He was with the team in Orlando for the Capital One Bowl before enrolling at South Alabama.
As a freshman, Scott was a second-string receiver who caught two passes for seven yards.
Back in March, Scott said he was learning more and more about the Tide defense after redshirting the 2009 season making the move.
“One mistake is crucial,” Scott said during spring practice. “Everybody has to know what they’re doing. We have a reputation of playing sound defense, hard-nosed defense here at Alabama. With coach Saban, he’s real critical of everything.”
Three other transfers joined the Jaguar program that will be a transitional member of the Football Championship Subdivision this fall. That included former Georgia running back Demetre Baker.
“When you bring in guys with the type of experience that Demetre and B.J. have you expect them to lead in the right way, and we have talked to each one about that,” said Jaguar coach Joey Jones, a former all-conference receiver at Alabama. “They are now going to be a part of our Jaguar family, and we’re glad they’re here to lead these young guys. They are also very good players on the field.”