2015 recruit Desherius Flowers has committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide, and it appears as if Alabama's depth chart at running back could eventually get much deeper.
Eventually is the key word in that phrase mind you, because signing day 2015 is still a long time away.
For what it's worth though, Andrew Bone of Rivals.com is reporting that Flowers has committed to Alabama:
Desherius Flowers, 2015 running back from Vigor High School in Prichard, Ala., talked about his commitment to the Crimson Tide.
"I committed to Alabama on Friday," Flowers said. "I talked to Coach Nick Saban. He told me he is really glad to have me up there now. He told me to do everything to help my team win a state championship now. I basically just told him I was ready to commit."
According to Bone's report, Flowers compares himself to current Crimson Tide running back T.J. Yeldon:
"I would say I am similar to T.J. Yeldon," Flowers said. "I have a lot of power. I have good speed and vision. I need to get better at it. I want to work on my speed, getting in shape, not being tired and keep running."
That's quite a lofty comparison for Flowers, and at the very least we know that he's not short on confidence as a 2015 recruit. He's only a rising junior mind you, but the fact that Nick Saban offered him goes to show you how much potential Flowers possesses.
Does he have Yeldon-esque potential though?
He does have the size at 6'1'', 212 pounds. Yeldon is 6'2'', 216 pounds, but keep in mind that Flowers is still just a sophomore in high school. If he doesn't grow one bit from now until college he'd still have the size of an elite running back.
That almost says all you need to know about Flowers.
Does Flowers have Yeldon-esque potential?
For as big as he is, he's very fast and explosive. He hits the hole hard, displays good vision and has very subtle, shifty movements. He's very much so a downhill runner, and when he picks up steam heading into the second level, he becomes very hard to bring down. He's big enough to break arm tackles and you'll have to wrap him up as a defender, but he's also quick enough to get to the second level and outrun defenders to open space.
He's big, he's fast, and he still has two seasons of high school football ahead of him.
Flowers has the potential to be very good, and he could end up being the next Yeldon for the Crimson Tide.
Actually, he may want to focus on being the next Derrick Henry, but that's an article for a different day.