- Greg Ostendorf, ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN Watch List running back Bo Scarbrough has seen his fair share of injuries during his high school career. Both his freshman and sophomore seasons came to an early end, and Friday night he went down again, this time with a sprained ankle.
“It was the first quarter,” Scarbrough said. “I was very happy to play that game. I was playing defense, playing offense, playing very well. I was feeling great, and [the injury] happened. Everything happens for a reason, so you have to live with the consequences.”
Scarbrough, who missed the previous game because of a coach’s decision, had to sit out the majority of the game as Northridge High School fell to Hueytown, 21-7.
“It’s kind of tough because you should be out there playing with your team,” he said. “You want to win and be the best. Not just be playing with the best, we want to beat the best.”
The Alabama commitment is expected to miss Thursday’s game at Jackson-Olin, but he expects to be back on the field next week. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound running back believes his team can make a run and get to the playoffs despite its four-game losing streak.
“From here on out, we’re just trying to win and make it to the playoffs,” Scarbrough said. “When we make it to the playoffs, we’ll be a totally different team.”
This past weekend, Scarbrough visited Mississippi State with some friends and fellow recruits for the Tennessee game. The Tuscaloosa, Ala., native and Tide commitment said he just went to have a good time.
“It was pretty good, but not as good as back home,” he said after the trip.
With his team playing on Thursday this week, Scarbrough said he will try to visit Florida this weekend as the Gators host South Carolina on Saturday in a top-10 matchup.
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