Alabama might have already found its future replacement for freshman running back T.J. Yeldon.
The Crimson Tide received a commitment Friday from standout 2014 running back Bo Scarbrough from Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala, according to The Crimson White newspaper.
Scarbrough chose Alabama over offers from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Clemson and Michigan, among others.
“It’s been on my mind since day one and I was trying to hold out until my 12th grade year, but I couldn’t hold it anymore,” Scarbrough told The Crimson White. “I just want to say ‘Roll Tide.’”
It’s unclear if Scarbrough has actually informed Alabama’s coaching staff of his decision. He hadn’t given his pledge to the staff as of Friday night, according to The Crimson White’s report.
Still, it’s hard to believe Alabama would turn down the commitment from the hometown star. Scarbrough would be Alabama’s first commitment for the 2014 class.
Alabama continues to recruit several highly-touted running backs in the 2013 class, including Derrick Henry from Yulee, Fla., and Alvin Kamara from Norcross, Ga.
Tennessee appears to be Alabama’s main competitor for Henry’s services while Kamara is most strongly considering the Crimson Tide and Georgia. Both players have expressed an interest in making a decision this month.