ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With Butch Jones' introduction at Tennessee, the Volunteers are getting a fresh start on the recruiting trail.
So with nothing to lose by contacting any and all of the top prospects in the country, it isn't a surprise that Watch List running back Bo Scarbrough (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge) was one of them.
"I have been talking to Tennessee lately," he said. "They have been saying how much they love me, how much they want me. They want me to come visit them.
"I am going to go down there for a visit and see what they have. It is an SEC school, so I want to check it out."
Scarbrough, an Alabama commitment, is plenty satisfied with his choice for now. He likes the consistency of the Crimson Tide. And it doesn't hurt to have one of the top coaches in college football history at the helm.
"The tradition is the biggest thing with me," Scarbrough said. "They don't change their tradition. They play all four quarters. Nick Saban, he is a great coach, a great team. They are a great team to be surrounded by."
The national champions put on a display of brute force in the lopsided win over Notre Dame in the national championship game Monday night. The physical running game that Alabama featured is exactly what Scarbrough would like to be a part of.
"I love how they use them in the second half and just pound the ball," he said. "Sometimes it catches the defenses off guard."
Still, though, Scarbrough will continue to thoroughly examine his future. He wants to make sure he puts himself in the best possible situation to succeed on and off the field.
"I will visit Tennessee," he said. "I want to visit Notre Dame, Georgia, Alabama and Florida."
"I want to be the first one in my family to make it big, so I am going to look at academics, because unlike sports, it will always be there."