June 14, 2012

Scarbrough shines in Starkville

Last October Northridge (Ala.) stud sophomore running back Bo Scarbrough went down in the first quarter against Hillcrest and later learned he has torn his left anterior cruciate ligament.

Following successful surgery the 6-foot-1, 215-pounder is back on the scene eight months later proving why he is considered one of the top prospects for 2014.

"My knee is doing pretty good," Scarbrough said. "It's stiff sometimes. Coming off that ACL was really tough not being able to play for six to eight months. But being back out here this summer is pretty cool coming off that injury like that two years in a row."

Scarbrough certainly looked healthy at Mississippi State's large school 7-on-7 Bulldog Shootout on Friday. He helped lead the Jaguars to the tournament championship game and also ran a 4.33 in the forty.

The Tuscaloosa native played wide receiver for his high school squad during the tournament hauling in touchdown after touchdown in the back of the end zone showing off his impressive 37-inch vertical.

"Playing receiver as a running back gets you in shape for the season," Scarbrough said. "It's a very good thing for me to play receiver during the summer to stay in shape because the receivers do most of the running anyways. I think it will help me catching out of the backfield. Most people think running backs can't catch and I'll be one of those that can."

Scarbrough has made several visits to Starkville and received his first offer from the Bulldogs last summer.

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