Kirk Cousins no longer has to wonder why Alabama didn’t recruit him.
During Monday night’s College Football Playoff national championship game, a photo of Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough taken when he was in the 10th grade went viral because of his rather developed physique. People on Twitter started posting side-by-side photos comparing their sophomore-year selves to Scarbrough, but Cousins’ version really took the cake.
Things didn’t work out too badly for the Washington Redskins quarterback, though, as he was recruited by Michigan State, where he enjoyed plenty of success. Cousins led the Spartans to an 11-2 record as a junior in 2010, and they were named Big Ten Conference co-champions along with Wisconsin. He brought them to the first-ever Big Ten championship game in 2011, too, but they lost to Russell Wilson and the Badgers 42-39.
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