Two of the best teams in college football will compete tonight for the title of national champion and three of those athletes were once National Scouting Report recruits.
Alabama football players, O.J. Howard, Bradley Bozeman and Matt Womack will be playing in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship at 8:00 p.m. (ET) against No. 3 Clemson at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
This will be the second time the three NSR alums will compete in a National Championship game. Last year, all three athletes lead the Crimson Tide to victory and this year they are looking to keep that title in Tuscaloosa.
Howard, last year’s National Championship Game offensive MVP, is the starting tight end for the Crimson Tide and made his presence known in a big way last time these two teams met on the gridiron.
“Three times there were plays where nobody even touches him, was a big difference in the game,” said Brent Venables the defensive coordinator for the Clemson Tigers on last year’s national championship game.
Bozeman, the starting center for the Crimson Tide, is also a guy to keep your eye on in tonight’s matchup. This season Bozeman had some big shoes to fill replacing All-American, Ryan Kelly.
According to Nick Saban, head coach for the Crimson Tide, “he did a fantastic job, not only in his ability to execute his position, (but) the confidence and leadership that he provided in helping other guys on the offensive line play extremely well.”
One of those, “other guys” Bozeman helps is red-shirt freshman offensive lineman, Matt Womack, also an NSR athlete. Although you may not hear Womack’s name a lot, he is still a player to watch and keep up with during this year’s national championship game and throughout the rest of his bright collegiate future.
Tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. (ET) to find out who will be the 2017 CFP National Champion and to see how the NSR athletes contribute in this year’s championship.