Bo Scarbrough, one of the nation’s top running backs for the 2014 class, competed in the Under Armour Combine on Friday at Tropicana Field.
The 6-foot-2, 222-pounder from Tucaloosa, Ala., committed to Alabama back on Sept. 7. Most assume he won’t change his pledge with the hometown Tide, but he’s going to give other schools a fair shot.
“Honestly, there are some that still have a chance with me,” Scarbrough said. “Florida, Georgia and Notre Dame are the main three schools I’ve been looking at.”
The Gators were once his fourth on his list, but they moved up over the last few months.
“They’re my second favorite school,” Scarbrough said. “Florida is recruiting me just as much as Alabama. It’s head-to-head as far as who’s recruiting me the hardest. But Florida is really interested me and I like them a lot.”
The Under Armour All-American is high on UF because of its success on the ground.
“I like how they put an extra tackle on the field for extra blocking,” he said. “I think the Gators are a great team to play for. They have an awesome rushing attack, they run the ball very well and they’re more of a downhill running team. That’s what I like.
“They’re running game that they had this season was dominant. It was excellent against LSU. They had a couple losses, but I didn’t care about that because it’s the SEC and every school has bad games.”
Scarbrough said he will officially visit Florida in the fall for one of its home games and can’t wait to see The Swamp.
But not the one in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
“I heard that they have a swamp with real live alligators in it,” he said. “I’ve never seen one in my life, so I’m looking forward to seeing one.”
Scarbrough couldn’t put a percentage on his commitment to Alabama, although he said it’s solid right now. He isn’t sure what it will take for Florida to flip him, but he’s willing to find out.
“I can’t tell you what Florida has to do to make me switch,” Scarbrough said, “but that’s why I’m going to take a visit and I can’t wait to get down there.”