While Josh McMillon is technically in his final year of Alabama eligibility, Nick Saban hopes to have the senior redshirt inside the linebacker back for another year with Crimson Tide.
Alabama will look for a medical shirt for McMillon, who was supposed to start Tide before suffering a knee injury in August.
"We will definitely order this and then he will have at least one choice whether or not to do it," Saban said. "… Josh is really a good mature leader. School is important to him. And I'm sure he'll make a great decision coming back. We'd love to have him.
A four-star member of the Alabama recruiting class in 2015, McMillon was Tide's best reserve last season and then worked as the first linebacker team alongside Dylan Moses during spring and summer before suffering the injury. at the end of the season.
Matt Zenitz is a reporter from Alabama and Auburn of the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @mzenitz.