Just wanted to follow-up on information that I posted previously here in regards to standout East Duplin linebacker Dre Scarborough. Previously, I had understood that his chances of making it to the program this fall were a bit on the slim side but that he working to slip in.
I confirmed, today, through a pair sources in the Jacksonville area that he will not be at ECU this fall, so he will follow the back-up plan. He will, indeed, go to Gulf Coast Community College in Mississippi – where he committed in May – with a goal of gaining academic eligibility in one year at the JUCO rather than the traditional 2-year commitment. Perhaps old news to some, but I wanted to close the loop from the previous post.
If he is successful, he would join the Pirates in the summer of 2013 and would have 4 seasons to play 3.
Of course, this also means he can be re-recruited and choose to go elsewhere. History has not been with us in this situation, but perhaps he will have a great year and stick with the Pirates.
Good luck to Dre and here’s to hoping we see you in a Pirate uniform come 2013.