Kurt Scoby Discusses Interest In Oregon

Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany running back Kurt Scoby is looking forward to a busy spring and is picking up interest from several Pac-12 schools. Here, the three-star back discusses his latest activity and interest in one of those programs, Oregon.

Scoby attended Junior Day and USC this past weekend and said the experience was memorable.

"It went well," Scoby said. "There were a lot of people there, a lot of athletes. I was pretty excited to be put in that category with those good athletes."

As of right now, Scoby has offers from Miami (Fla.) and Oregon State, but has heard from several schools including Washington, Washington State, Nebraska, Oregon and Cal.

One of Scoby's early favorites is Oregon. He's been in contact with running backs coach Gary Campbell and linebackers coach Don Pellum and they've liked what they've seen in the 5-8, 215-pound power back thus far.

"They like that I'm a masher style running back," Scoby said. "I play big. I'm not that tall, but I play bigger than I look. I'm a contact player and a team player."

Scoby mentioned that he is intrigued by Oregon for several reasons.

"The style they run the ball, the excellence, the quality and everything," Scoby said. "They still get small running backs and that's not an issue to them. They're going to give the ball to whoever runs the hardest and gives the hardest effort."

As far as a visit to Eugene is concerned, Scoby said that he plans on taking one, but may wait until he starts attending camps.

"I'm looking forward to going to 'The Opening'," Scoby said. "If I go to 'The Opening', I'd consider visiting Oregon during my time there."

Oregon isn't the only place that Scoby plans on visiting. In fact, there are several schools he may be looking at in the coming months.

"I'm looking forward to (taking visits to) Cal, Oregon State, Oregon, probably Nebraska or Washington," Scoby said.

After only playing in six games last season (16 TD's, 1,076 yards), Scoby said he's using track season and weightlifting to prepare himself for next season. He said that he could run track in college at a program like Oregon's, but hasn't been in contact with any of the coaches yet.

In tackling the recruiting process, Scoby said he's going to keep it simple and let the decision come to him while he focuses on what he hopes is a big senior season. Much of his decision will weigh heavily on academic factors as he plans on studying criminal justice as a backup plan to football.

"I'm going to wait and be patient," Scoby said. "I'm just trying to win a CIF title. When the time comes, it'll come and my decision will be made."

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