Northridge’s Scarborough verbally commits to Alabama

Northridge junior running back and five-star prospect Bo Scarborough verbally committed to The University of Alabama late Friday night after his Northridge Jaguars defeated Hillcrest, 23-15.

Scarborough, 6-foot-2, 222-pound junior, had offers from 12 major schools — Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn, Troy, UCLA, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Clemson.

Following the win, Scarborough, with a big smile on his face, said, “I just committed to Alabama.”

“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,” Scarborough said. “I just want to say “Roll Tide.”

Scarborough is the first commit to Alabama’s 2014 class, giving head coach Nick Saban and his staff a potential running back for the future. As of 11 p.m. Friday, Scarborough had yet to inform Alabama of his commitment.

“I looked at every school and I saw what types of backs they had, and I think I’ll fit perfectly in Alabama’s offense,” Scarborough said. “I want to run behind lineman like D.J. Fluker and play in the backfield with backs like T.J. Yeldon.”

Scarborough rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as a sophomore before suffering a torn ACL on Oct. 22, 2012. Scarborough initially announced he would keep his recruitment open until he played in until he played in the 2014 Under Armour All-American Game.