Alabama's Raekwon Davis cleared to play vs. Western Kentucky

Alabama announced Wednesday that defensive tackle Raekwon Davis has been cleared to play Saturday against Western Kentucky.

The four-star recruit was ineligible to play in the season opener against Michigan due to academic issues.

In spite of no in-game playing time, Davis has been on the field with the Crimson Tide at practice.

“He’s been able to practice the whole time. We got him a lot of reps in fall camp,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban told Marq Burnett of SEC Country. “Last week when we started game prep, we did not prep him with the defense. He played on scout team. This week he got some reps. Today was the first day that we knew he would be eligible. He did rep some with the defense, but he was also on the scout team. We’re doing everything we can to get him ready to play.”

The 6-foot-8, 318 pound Mississippi native was ranked No.18 for his position and was the sixth best prospect within his home state for the 2016 recruitment class. And the freshman’s size has already been turning his teammates’ heads.

“That’s a big dude. He’s a very strong player and very powerful at the point, so he’ll obviously be a good attribute to the team,” said Da’Ron Payne.

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