Running Back Bo Scarbrough Transferring from Tuscaloosa County to IMG Academy
Tuscaloosa County High School running back Bo Scarbrough will be transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, before playing a single snap for the Wildcats. The story has been confirmed by multiple sources, but this tweet was sent out earlier Monday afternoon by the head coach of the 7 on 7 team Tennessee XPress Gold that Scarbrough played for earlier this summer.
The tweet was deleted minutes after it was posted.
Just two months ago, the five-star running back and Alabama commitment for the class of 2014 transferred from Northridge to Tuscaloosa County. In a conversation with AL.com, Scarbrough said that the move was made with a focus on academics.
"I want to better myself academically," Scarbrough told AL.com. "I can't play football for rest of my life, but I can have a degree for the rest of my life."
IMG Academy is a well known athletic training facility that began as a tennis development program founded by Nick Bollettieri in 1978. The academy has exploded over the past 15 years and now trains more than 12,000 athletes from close to 80 countries each year.
The academy has previous only operated summer camps and NFL training programs but will debut its first varsity football team in 2013-14. Former Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke will be the head coach and director of the football academy. The prep school won't compete be eligible to compete for any titles this year because it will begin as an independent member of the Florida High School Athletic Association.
The team already has one high-profile recruit on the roster. Quarterback Michael O'Connor, a four-star recruit according to 247Sports, has committed to play for Penn State University.