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Northridge's Scarbrough close to committing


Northridge running back Bo Scarbrough (6) stiff arms Walker defensive back Bryon Mcmath, Aug. 25, 2011. (Photo by T.G. Paschal)


Class of 2014 prospect Bo Scarbrough said he's very close to committing and as Alabama has no commits for 2014, he likes the idea of kicking off that class for the Crimson Tide.



"I would like for my face to be the first one on the wall," Scarbrough said. "I'll commit at the end of the summer."



The running back out of Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa said he doesn't have an ordered list of schools right now but does have five that stand out to him. Those schools are Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia and Michigan. He has also been speaking to Florida State, Mississippi State and UCLA this summer as well.



Scarbrough said he has narrowed down his list to those schools because of their running-style offenses. He said he likes Clemson because of their history of running back duos like C.J. Spiller and James Davis and believes he would be a good fit there.



Scarbrough has already been to Gainesville for Florida's camp this summer and plans to attend Alabama's in July with teammate James Cox. He said he plans to use his time there as a receiver and work with Alabama assistants on his cuts and running his routes better.



"I don't play receiver in high school much so I just play it in camps," Scarbrough said. "We think that's a camp you can get better at."



He keeps in touch with several Alabama commits like Rueben Foster, OJ Howard and Altee Tenpenny. Since Scarbrough can play both running back and wide receiver, he welcomes the idea of playing next to Tenpenny and Howard on the Tide.



"That would be a killer for the Alabama team to have me and Altee split it up," Scarbrough said. "He's a great running back and I'm a great running back. O.J.'s a great receiver and I'm a great receiver so we'll see how that could work out. We'd definitely carry our load on that offense."



Until then, Scarbrough is relaxing at home and waiting until Friday for the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta. He will be just one of only 20 players from the class of 2014 to attend the camp. He said he plans to work at both positions but is excited to display his abilities at his natural position, running back.



"Most people have never seen me play running back during camp," Scarbrough said. "I can definitely improve my chances and I'll see how it goes then."