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Monday, April 29, 2013
Florida checks in on Tide commitment

By Greg Ostendorf

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- ESPN 150 athlete Bo Scarbrough (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge) committed to Alabama in September, but that hasn’t stopped other schools from recruiting him. Last week, Florida running backs coach Brian White paid him a visit.

“It went pretty good,” Scarbrough said. “He talked about a lot of things that have to do with life and what type of person that I should be.

“He said they’re going to still recruit me. He thinks I’d be a big help to Florida’s offense and that I can be great. He said he can make me the best player and hopefully get to the draft.”

The Gators have already offered Scarbrough a scholarship to play running back. The Crimson Tide commitment plans to visit Florida in June, and he also wants to make a trip to Georgia over the summer.

Scarbrough’s last visit was down the road to Alabama for A-Day.

“A-Day was really good,” he said. “I got a chance to hang out with a couple of guys that I’d seen separately, but we were all together at once for the first time. It was pretty fun.”

Scarbrough spent most of his time with UA signees Reuben FosterRobert Foster, Dee Liner and Altee Tenpenny. He also hung out with ESPN 150 linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton, who committed to the Tide earlier this month.

As for the spring game, Scarbrough saw potential from this year’s team.

“Alabama has some things to fix,” he said. “I think that if O.J. [Howard] gets a chance to play this year that he can be a really big help to Alabama. The game, I thought they played a really good game, and they may be another national championship team.”

Scarbrough begins spring practice on Tuesday at Northridge.