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Scarbrough breaks down status

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Rivals100 athlete Bo Scarbrough is back home in Alabama for the Thanksgiving holiday break. Scarbrough wrapped up his first season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida under head coach Chris Weinke, the winning recipient of the 2000 Heisman Trophy.
At his new school Scarbrough rushed for over 1,280 yards and 22 touchdowns. The Alabama commit stayed busy off the field as well with several official and unofficial visits.
"I went to Ole Miss, Notre Dame, and UCLA on official visits," noted Scarbrough. "Of course I went to Alabama a few times. I may take a visit to Florida State the first weekend of January too."
Scarbrough says he is still "solidly committed to Alabama", but "we will see what happens in the end." Of his visits Ole Miss made the biggest impression on the 6-foot-2, 222-pounder.
"Ole Miss was pretty cool. I liked it there," remarked Scarbrough. "I have a good relationship with Coach Nix. He played the game so he knows how it is. I think he is a cool guy and a great coach. They are set up to be pretty good in the long run with the recruiting class that came in and the players they are getting."
Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier has stayed in heavy contact with Scarbrough this fall. The 'Tide coaches want him to come by campus this week, but he is unsure if he will make it over because he wants to spend time with his family. The same goes for the Iron Bowl. When asked if he will head to The Plains to cheer on the 'Tide?
He replied, "I don't think so. Although I think Alabama wins 20-10."
The four-star prospect said Alabama remains the team to beat with Ole Miss right behind and UCLA trailing the SEC programs. He has eliminated Notre Dame from contention and he isn't giving schools like Florida and Miami much consideration.
"In regards to Notre Dame I don't think it's the right fit for me overall," stated Scarbrough. "I don't think their running game is the best situation for me."
The Seminoles may get a strong look from Scarbrough down the road. Despite playing for a former FSU legend, Scarbrough says Weinke hasn't pushed the 'Noles on him.
"It's the other way around," joked Scarbrough. "I always ask him about them. Going in January without a game will help me get more time with the coaches, so that is a good thing."
The Under Amour All-American says all the schools recruiting him want him at running back. However, he is open to playing receiver like he did at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Amour last summer in Chicago. According to Scarbrough he plans to stay on offense in college. He doesn't have any desire to play
Kynon Codrington is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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