The Scooby Carter saga may not be over in Tuscaloosa, but ultimately, that’s up for the freshman defensive back to decide.

One of the highest-rated prospects to sign with Alabama during the 2019 recruiting cycle, the former Under Armour All-American from Texas decommitted from Texas A&M in order to sign with Nick Saban’s Alabama program.

The big win for Alabama on the recruiting trail has not developed into much success on the field for the Crimson Tide as of yet, as Carter has played in only four games his first season on campus, and quickly entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal in late November after being suspended during the season.

After nearly a month in the portal, Carter was reportedly planning to return to Alabama but has yet to officially rejoin the team.

According to Saban, the team is interested in having Carter return to the roster.

“Scooby can have another opportunity to be on the team, and if he wants to start with the team next semester in school, we’ll give him another opportunity at that time — if he did okay in school,” Saban said on Friday. “We are trying to be supportive and help him to do the things that he needs to do to have a chance to be successful as a person, as a student-athlete and as a player. We will give him an opportunity to come back next semester if he wants to do that.”

The door to return in Tuscaloosa is open for Carter if he wants it. Now we’ll have to wait and see what the talented defensive back decides to do.