BREAKING NEWS: Former Charter Oak running back Kurt Scoby “in the process” of enrolling at Duarte …

UPDATED: Duarte coach Jason Martin called to clarify a comment earlier reported about Scoby practicing with the team. Scoby, who is on spring break, was at Duarte Monday morning training with soon-to-be teammate Denzel Talifero because both are involved with B2G. The workout consisted mostly of agility drills and was not a team practice. Duarte’s does not start practice until May 7.

Kurt Scoby, who was the leading rusher at Charter Oak last season, is “in the process” of enrolling at Duarte High School where he’s expected to be fully checked in by next Monday, according to Falcons head coach Jason Martin.

Scoby is the area’s leading returning rusher after running for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns as a sophomore. Rumors of Scoby’s impending transfer out of Charter Oak popped up shortly after the 2011 season ended. Some guesses had him going to Bishop Amat, others to Duarte or Monrovia.

“It’s more like a homecoming and he just knows he’s going to be taken care of here,” Martin said. “Academically, this is the best place for him to be. He was having issues over at Charter Oak and this is a better home for him.”

According to Martin, Scoby will be enrolled at Duarte next Monday. The school is currently on spring break.

“Having them here, with their leadership, the sky’s the limit for us,” Martin said of Scoby and Talifero. “It really helps us. I feel blessed just to have these two walk through the door.”

Prior to high school, Scoby was a standout for the Duarte Hawks youth football team. He played a big role with Charter Oak his freshman season and was one of the area’s top backs as a sophomore.

Charter Oak officials would not confirm whether Scoby had checked out of school when contacted on Monday.

“It’s the policy of Charter Oak and most public schools that we can’t talk about student affairs,” Charter Oak coach Lou Farrar said.

Aram’s take: Great get for Duarte! Coach Martin has injected life into the program and this could be one swift turnaround considering that two offseasons ago school officials were worried about even fielding a team. Scoby will certainly find the going easier in the Montview League and presumably the Northwest Division. All I heard about last season was how Martin, then an assistant coach at Duarte, was focusing on keeping all the Duarte Hawks home for high school. In recent years, the Hawks program has been bankrolling other cities with top-notch talent. Those days appear over and now Duarte is looking good. Watch out, Azusa! The reign might be over.

Aram’s take II: If you’re worried about Charter Oak, don’t be. Losing Scoby is a blow. He’s a fantastic player, but the Chargers have a very capable replacement in fellow sophomore Donavin Washington, who is a different kind of runner than Scoby, but can also produce big plays.

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  • LetsGoCO

    It dont matter, losing scoby wont hurt us, it prob help us. Him an his bad attitude aint wanted round CO. He clearly cant be a man of his word cuz he always sayin he goin somewhere else, wouldnt be suprised if we hear about him transferring out of duarte to monrovia. if u ask me this is a blessing. seeya kurt.

  • New York

    Not the first time Charter Oak has lost a prominent running back returning home to the West.

    http://articles.latimes.com/1995-09-14/sports/sp-45715_1_michael-graham

  • We Will Be Fine

    This is an actual blessing. My son kept talking about how Scoby had become a cancer to the team since before last season ended. I saw him run, and I am the first to say he is a very good runner and player. But a team is composed of players who unite as one to be great. Scoby had his own agenda, and the coaches were playing favorites just to keep him happy. That was not fair to the rest, and there was a lot of resentment that was stirring. Scoby did not end up at Bishop Amat because he couldn’t make the grades. He also took a tour at St. Paul, but they also had no room for a kid that probably shouldn’t be playing sports period. When the Duarte coach Martin says that Duarte HS is the best place academically, he is right. At CO we want students first, and apparently at Duarte they just want players that can bring up the program. Yes, we will miss his production on the field, but not the chaos he was creating on the team.

  • CO Parent

    I also heard from my daughter, who had him in a couple of classes, that he never did his work and always was dealing with academic issues. So when I hear that he was having academic issues at CO it is no surprise. I’m sure many other parents have heard the same. All the kids on campus who know this kid, know who he is and what he does. In this case, what he doesn’t do, which is his school work. Him leaving is as much about his realization that he could lose his eligibility on the team because the coaches could only do so much to hide his failure in the classroom. CO is a great academic school, and we have no place for a kid who has no desire to put academics first. Hopefully at Duarte he can bring up his grades, but I doubt that. It seems that Duarte will be more forgiving when it comes to making sure that he is eligible to play.

  • What?

    What are his parents thinking let’s take him out of the school so he can play at this other school because of his grades? Why not leave his butt and make him into a man and learn consequences of not taking care of business in the class. I wonder who handles the eligibility at Duarte? If he does not qualify at CO to play because of grades he should not be playing anyplace. Duarte Don’t do it! He did not get into St Paul or Bishop? Good job by the Administration at those schools. Remember what happen this year at Muir for Basketball. Forfeit All Games, is it worth it?

  • Shut UP

    Look Scooby is a foster child, hasn’t ever been in a steady household because he has been moved from home to home after his mothers passing. Leave the kid alone and wish him the best. Anyone who knows Scoob knows he is a kid with good intentions but things he does are looked at negatively. Ask yourself, if you were in 4 different homes in the last 2 years, what kind of kid would you be? I guarantee you would not be a Kurt Scoby. Leave your comments in the trash, and don’t worry about him. Be happy he isn’t a drop out, and look at the fact he is trying. You guys are just sick people.

  • Anthony

    After reading the last post everyone should look at Scoby situation a whole lot differently. Your right, everyone should back off. When things get tough in life remember this- “There’s no place like home” Good Luck at Duarte

  • Red Leader

    The funny thing is, there was none of this talk when he was at Charter Oak. But now that there’s a chance he might be going somewhere else, all these knuckleheads chime in about him being “cancer to the team” and that it’s a “blessing” he’s gone. You all get mad when it’s athletically motivated and now you’re mad when it’s not. You are all knuckleheads. Worry about your own. “My son said this…” or “my daughter said this…” Seriously? Grow up CO parents. You sound like YOU are still in high school. Just wish the kid good luck and leave it at that. Again… Knuckleheads.

  • BraveDad

    Wow, sure is great how all you CO folks seem to know so much about a confidential issue. In the State of Cal, a child’s academic/behavior/discipline issues are confidential. How do you all know what you know, or think you know? Oh that’s right, because your daughter’s, cousin’s, grandma’s, uncle told you. The posts on here are petty and low life. And by the way, all this talk about CO being academics first, blah, blah, blah, give me a break!

    CO Parent, how is Duarte going to be “more forgiving when it comes to making sure that he (Scooby) is eligible to play?” Not sure if you know this, but academic eligibility is a CIF, Statewide issue. Not a school site by school site issue. Some schools set higher standards and suspend players and kick them off teams based on those higher standards (Privates do this all the time), but minimum requirements are the same for all schools in the CIF.

    And finally, LetsGoCO, did you go to COHS? If so they better do something to enhance the language arts department brother because you can’t write. What language is that you are using? Was it taught at CO?

    Doesnt feel good does it people? Leave the kid alone!

  • D-Mo

    Just wondering if Kurt is going to sit out a season or if he will be allowed to play this year?
    If the news is true, it’s hard to believe he would sacrifice his jr year to leave CO to play for the Hawks. I know his boxing skills could take him a long way. Maybe he’s just not that sold on football. Strange, very strange.

  • get it right

    It’s the Duarte Falcons, the Duarte Hawks is the Junior All-American team that kills Charter Oak, and Covina every year. Scooby will do fine at Duarte and from what I have seen and heard, he has already received an offer from Arizona State. His future at Duarte will be all predicated on his grades. If he keeps them up, get ready to see maybe the best 2 years of a California running back in the history of High School Football. I’m guessing he will rush for over 2,500 yards in each of the next 2 seasons.

  • D-Mo

    Yeah, Falcons. Sorry. Good luck to Scoob. That’s a mean straight arm he throws. Going to miss watching tacklers being punished. I’ll bet the rest of the Sierra league is relieved.

  • haha

    The kid is 5’7″ at best and 160lbs. Scholarship offer from ASU??? Doubt it.

  • Falcon Mom

    Scooby was offered by ASU. Following this link:

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/oregon/football/recruiting/player-Kurt-Scoby-138699;_ylt=AhF0Gi7t9mreE2ExZnWDd5HwOrF
    Oh and he’s 5’9 180 now…keep up on Scooby if you want to get your info right.

    And to you Scooby…whether its good or bad comments on here your name is continuously in people’s mouths. They keep you out there and the more talk the more press the more popular you get. Press is Press. Haters will always hate, you just turn the haters into believers. Keep up the good work you are going to go a long way baby!!!

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