Bo Scarbrough recruit scouting report: elite 2014 Alabama athlete

Bo Scarbrough - Bud Elliott (SB Nation Recruiting)

Bo Scarbrough is one of the more special athletes in the class of 2014.

Bo Scarbrough is one of the most electric athletes in the country for the recruiting class of 2014. He is a Tuscaloosa (Ala.) native, and attends Northridge High School.

Scarbrough stands a solid 6'2, 218 pounds. He is listed as an athlete, running back, and wide receiver, so it would seem that he can play any skill position on the offensive side of the ball. Scarbrough is a five-star recruit according to 247sports, a four-star recruit according to Rivals and Scout, and is not yet rated by ESPN.

He has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Clemson, Michigan, Mississippi State, and UCLA. Scarbrough can be found on Twitter @starbo6.

Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: I don't understand how some services rate Scabrough at less than five stars. Sure, I am aware of their reasoning, (his position at the college level is as of yet undetermined), but Scarbrough's combination of size, speed and athleticism is enough to warrant a five-star rating in my opinion.

I personally think Scarbrough's best position could be running back or linebacker. He is a home run hitter as a running back, with excellent top-end speed and though he runs upright, he does have the power to run through tacklers. Scarbrough doesn't have elite moves, and when he dances too much, can get in trouble, but he seems to understand who he is as a player, and focuses mostly on overpowering or outrunning defenders, as opposed to trying to make them miss. He can deliver the blow on offense, and presumably on defense, and is a physical specimen. I also think Scarbrough has better hands than some would credit him with.

If there is a concern with Scarbrough it is that what makes him very fast (long legs and long strides) also limits him a bit, as he is high cut and had tighter hips than some other prospects.

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