LAKE BUENA VISTA — Running back Bo Scarbrough (6-2, 222, Bradenton, FL IMG) arrived for the Under Armour All-American game Saturday decked out from head to toe in Alabama clothing but he insists that he’s still open to other colleges despite his Crimson Tide commitment.
“I’m committed to Alabama but who knows?” Scarbrough said. “I’m 90 to 95% range committed. I really don’t know what it will take to pull me away from Alabama. It’s a decision I have to make for the next 4-5 years, who knows? That’s something I have to live with so I have to be 100% sure.”
People across the country know Nick Saban as an intimidating man and Scarbrough acknowledges that decommitting from Alabama would be tough to tell the head man at Alabama.
“Coach (Nick) Saban would probably give me an ass whoopin if I decommitted,” Scarbrough said joking. “I respect him and the discipline he has. Coach (Will) Muschamp is also like that, too.”
Scarbrough, who has taken three official visits to date, has one planned to Alabama and is debating who will land his fifth and final official.
“I’ve taken three official visits and I have one planned to Alabama next month,” Scarbrough said. “I’m still deciding who will get my fifth and final official visit. Maybe Florida or Florida State or even Oklahoma could get it. I haven’t really though too much about it but I should know when the dead period is over.”
The Gators may have an advantage for landing that final visit. Scarbrough’s cousin is C’yontai Lewis, a Florida commitment.
“C’yontai talks to me about Florida a little bit,” Scarbrough said. “Once he talks about Florida I tell him that he can stay at home and go to Alabama. When we on the phone we don’t talk too much about it but when we see each other we talk about it so we can see each other’s reaction.”
This fall and during the open period for recruiting Florida running backs coach Brian White visited Scarbrough at IMG and had a detailed message for him.
“Coach White is saying I can be a difference-maker at Florida,” Scarbrough said. “I can really tell that coach White is a smart guy though. He went to Harvard and I’m pretty much sure he knows multiple ways he can make you a better player.”