As tall as the task may be, Florida isn’t stopping its pursuit of Alabama commit Bo Scarbrough.
On Tuesday, UF running backs coach Brian White stopped by Scarbrough’s school for the second time this spring.
“After practice, he told me I look like a stallion,” Scarbrough said. “I told him I’m trying to be.”
The 6-foot-2, 222-pounder, who is considered an athlete by most recruiting analysts, plays running back, receiver and special teams (including place kicker) for Northridge in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Gators have been his second favorite team since January and are recruiting him just as hard as the Tide.
“It means a lot,” Scarbrough said of Florida’s efforts. “It shows me that they want me to come play for them. I can’t wait to take a visit down there to see if it’s really the spot for me.”
Scarbrough plans to take a trip to Gainesville in June and then return for an official visit in the fall. He hopes to see a family-like atmosphere at UF and learn about its criminal justice program.
“The main thing I’m looking for is are they going to take care of me and make me feel at home,” he said. “I also want to look at their academics because I want to get my degree. There’s going to be one day when someone says I can’t play football anymore, and I want to have something good to fall back on. Criminal justice is something that I like doing and it’s my dream.”
Scarbrough said Alabama and Florida are recruiting him to play running back. Although both schools have depth and youth at the position, he isn’t the least bit concerned.
“I want to compete,” Scarbrough said, “because I want to see how great of a player I am. If this or that school has a lot of running backs, it doesn’t mean anything to me. They’re going to play the best player at the end of the day. And if I’m not the best, then I know I got some work to put in and I’ll do whatever it takes to be the best.”