ATHENS, Ga. -- Running back Bo Scarbrough (Tuscaloosa, Ala./North Ridge) hitched a ride to the University of Georgia with the unlikeliest of travel companions on Friday. The class of 2014 standout made the trip from Tuscaloosa to Athens with ESPN 150 Alabama commit Reuben Foster (Auburn, Ala./Auburn). Foster, who normally destroys running backs, went out of his way to help Scarbrough visit Georgia.
“He had never been to Athens before so I said, ‘Let’s go.’ ” Foster said. “He had a great time. He is going to be a beast.”
Foster’s opinion is shared by top programs around the country as Scarbrough has picked up offers from schools like Alabama, Georgia, Michigan and UCLA. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound tailback spent two night in Athens with Foster, getting to know the town and the coaches.
“Mark Richt is a great guy,” Scarbrough said. “The thing that came to me was that he cares about us so much. He cares about the academics and you getting your degree.”
Being from Tuscaloosa, Scarbrough is intimately familiar with the Alabama program. The Tide serves as a measuring stick for other programs.
“I have seen the Alabama facilities so much that by me coming to Georgia and seeing all of their nice things, that kind of surprised me,” Scarbrough said.
After spending time with the coaches, Scarbrough joined some of the Georgia players and went out to visit the town.
“My favorite part I would say was hanging out with the players, going out,” Scarbrough said. “It was crazy. And this is the summer. Just imagine how it would be in the fall during football season. Summers are crazy down here, partying and all. There are great fans and stuff like that. I love the players, such as Todd [Gurley], [John] Jenkins, Alec and Zander Ogletree and all them.”