Bo Scarbrough committed to Alabama in September and the 2014 athlete from Tuscaloosa has been spending much of his time trying to recruit others to follow him.
“Everything is going pretty good,” the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder from Northridge High School said. “I’m trying to get Reuben Foster to come to Alabama with me.”
Scarbrough and the 2013 linebacker from Auburn High School in Auburn, Ala., are close friends. Foster’s recruitment has seen him commit and decommit from both Alabama and Auburn already and figures to go down to the final day.
“He said he still likes Washington, Georgia, Auburn and he’s confused about Alabama,” Scarbrough said of Foster. “There are some things that he likes and some things that he doesn’t like. I hope he’ll commit to Alabama and then I can play college football with one of my best friends.”
Scarbrough joined Foster and other Alabama recruits on campus last weekend.
“The weekend was pretty amazing,” the 2014 athlete said. “Since I’m right here in town, I go up a lot, but this is one of the weekends that I really had a great time to be around Reuben Foster and some of the Alabama players. I got the chance to hang out with a lot more players than I used to.”
But while Scarbrough is recruiting for Alabama, other programs are still recruiting him. The junior is high on Notre Dame’s board and while he hasn’t spoken with any Irish coaches recently, they figure to be in touch soon.
“I’m still going to take a visit,” he said. “It’ll be sometime around this time next year or maybe in the fall.”
Scarbrough is looking forward to his future trip to South Bend.
“I expect a lot of things, a lot of big things that I haven’t seen yet,” he said. “I’ll see when I get there, see how interested I am.”
The talented 2014 prospect is also planning to take visits to Florida and Georgia.
“I haven’t talked to Florida coaches since the Under Armour Combine,” he said. “They were trying to get me to come by then, but I couldn’t get there because of the combine.
“I’ve been talking to Georgia too, but not lately.”
Scarbrough is among the nation’s top running back prospects, but could also play receiver and worked out at both spots during this month’s Under Armour All-America Underclassmen Combine.
“I want to play running back, but they might need somebody at receiver too,” he said. “I can play both spots really well, so it doesn’t really matter to me.”
Scarbrough said he got a lot out of the experience in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“I see that the things I’ve been working on have been working. I still need a little bit of work at receiver in terms of sharpening my routes, but it was great to go against some great DBs. I think they did a very good job at the cornerback spots.”