Aram reports that Kurt Scoby could be headed to Monrovia; my sources say that is not true and Scoby is still enrolling at Duarte

Aram reported that two of his sources indicated that Charter Oak transfer Kurt Scoby did not enroll at Duarte on Monday as expected and was heading to Mid-Valley champion Monrovia instead. That is not true according to my sources, who say he is still enrolling at Duarte by the end of the week.

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  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    Well Fred, it’s a soap opera and those change daily.

    The bottom line is that even YOU reported last week that Scoby was expected to be checked in at Duarte on Monday. He was not, which I reported. And the new word was he’s going to Monrovia.

  • Fred Robledo

    Uh oh, is Aram upset with me? I wrote he would enroll when school was back in session, possibly by Monday. I have who I believe is a very reliable source who has maintained all along that he is going to Duarte. Nothing has changed. In fact, he might be enrolled by the end of the day. If I’m wrong I would be shocked, but not surprised, simply because of how all this has played out. It is a circus though, I agree, and I hope everything works out for Scoby who is a great kid trying to persevere in tough circumstances. And I will ask the same on this thread as I did the previous thread in regards to Scoby. I will delete all negative comments that cross the line in terms of commenting on his personal life, etc, etc. I don’t like having to over-report this, but the fact is Scoby is a high-profile football player and where he winds up playing is big news for the school and our readership.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    I’m not upset at all. Kurt Scoby is and always has been a fluid story, subject to change daily.

    It’s true I wrote the story (go figure), but this is what was posted on your blog.

    Quotes from Duarte coach Jason Martin on Kurt Scoby enrolling at Duarte
    “He checked out of Charter Oak for sure and he’s in the process of enrolling at Duarte High. He’ll be enrolled this coming Monday because we’re on spring break right now.”

    So basically, your blog was reporting the same thing that mine was and the same thing the story did — he was expected to check in at Duarte on Monday. He did not do that.

    I’m reporting it every step of the way. As of Monday, he had not enrolled at Duarte and sources told me that it’s because he was expected to go to Monrovia. If that changes today, so be it.

  • ConcuSSionSymptomS

    You two are so very cute!

    I am at the point where I really don’t care anymore where this young man ends up. I am more interested in what CIF is going to do with all of this.

  • Desert Rat

    If Scoby train A leaves for Duarte going 60 miles per hour and Scoby train B leaves for Monrovia one hour later going 85 miles per hour, how long will it take train B to catch up with train A?

  • Colt74

    Desert Rat
    In your formula you forgot to factor in if it takes a chicken and a half a day and a half to lay an egg and a half, how much does a pound of butter weigh?

  • Get it Right

    Robledo you are wrong…his foster mother does NOT live in Duarte. Aram knows that.

  • Hats on the table

    Maybe the kid should call a press conference, sit down at a table with 5 ball caps in front of him and select the school of his choice. Oh, my bad, I forgot this was high school.

  • Fred Robledo

    Let’s continue to keep in mind this is not your typical student/parent shopping school scenario. Kurt Scoby is in a difficult situation in terms of guardianship, and from what I understand, he has several people tugging at him suggesting he go this place or that place, a very difficult situation for a young man to be in, especially without parents advising him or looking out for his best interest. The more I learn about this, the more I feel for Scoby and his situation and hope that he can make a decision that allows him to succeed, and that the people around him have his best interests in mind.

  • ConcuSSionSymptomS

    Too Late!!!

  • NO TO DUARTE

    He will not gain eligibilty at Duarte HS because of UNDUE INFLUENCE. He didn’t check in because it would affect his eligibility at other schools if he did.

  • Fred Robledo

    No to Duarte — Not true. If Charter Oak does not challenge his transfer for athletic reasons, there is no reason for CIF to investigate, and I do not believe Charter Oak plans on protesting this. It’s simply a change of address transfer. CIF does not investigate every change of address transfer, but they will place the burden of proof on the student transferring only if a school challenges for athletic reasons.

  • Fake Address

    No his foster mother does NOT live in Duarte! She would have to actually move to Duarte, because the fake address thing is not going to work in this high profile case.

  • Gross Negligence

    Mr. Robledo, this case is already on the table at the CIFSS office. In high profile transfer cases the CIFSS office does not need a challenge from Charter Oak. The CIF has gotten several annonymous tips about the illegal recruting by Duarte in poaching a player from Charter Oak. Kurt Scoby will not gain varsity athletic eligibility at Duarte HS for the 2012 season. It would be gross negligence to advise the Scobys to enroll in Duarte HS.

  • Private Investigator

    A Private Investigator has been retained to verify that a valid family move has actually taken place.

  • bunch of idiots

    Anyone advising this young man to leave CO and go play at Duarte is a complete idiot! Simply gaining stats against lesser talent is not always looked positively by college recruiters, especially when it is accompanied by a crappy transfer situation such as this. College coaches are looking for integrity and not just someone who manipulated they system to pad his stats, which is what this is. This young man should have never left CO and none of this would have ever had to happen. But now he is going to be the best JV football player in the state.

    But again, this is about his education though right? Everyone is looking after this young man’s future right? So his athletic eligibility should not even matter?

    I do feel sorry for him though. The amount of shaddy figures who seem to have his best interests in mind are simply trying to get themselves some hype, none of this is for Scoby and that is too bad.

  • Fred Robledo

    Sounds more to me like folks on the blog are trying to scare Scoby from enrolling at Duarte in hopes he will enroll at their school. There is no guarantee wherever he winds up, even at Monrovia. Again, I hope he makes a decision that gives him the best chance to succeed in life, regardless of football.

  • Unethical Principal Barba

    Principal Eric Barba,you might get FIRED over this, o’unethical one.

  • Trying to sell

    what are you doing Fred? Trying to sell your blog…

  • Fred Robledo

    Sell the blog? I wish this would be over and done with.

  • Coach Williams

    Mr. Scoby, your services would be appreciated over at Baldwin Park High School.
    Thank you.

  • Desert Rat

    In the end….its really none of our business. I think Scoup Robledo and his boy wonder should stop writing about it. Doesn’t seem like its in the best interest to discuss and speculate anything. That’s not what you guys are about. Let the process – albiet as screwed up as it is – run its course an let the appropiate parties be held to answer if and when reqested.

  • JMO

    Fred,

    Did you ever ask Dom about this whole situation or just print with poor info, just asking. I have more info about Duarte than you can ever have. We can all throw $hit on the wall and hope it stick’s. P.S. sucks to be a lawyer.

  • DHS

    Yes! Scoobster is official we will win the Championship. Thanks CO…DHS Baby!

  • reality

    Fred: These are not state secrets or the launch codes of our nuclear arsenal so who the heck are your sources, the Kardashians? You guys are losing credibility fast by chasing stories with nothing but rumor. If not sure why not wait so you can report on the news rather than gossip?

  • Fred Robledo

    Reality, wouldn’t exactly call what we’re reporting “nothing but rumor.” When I learned last week that Scoby was heading to Duarte from a source, I spoke with Aram and asked if he could confirm it with Duarte and that’s exactly what Aram did. He talked to Duarte’s coach who confirmed that it was Scoby’s intention to enroll at Duarte this week. It was a legitimate story, we didn’t make it up. Aram wrote on his blog Monday that sources told him Scoby had not enrolled at Duarte, and that he might be heading to Monrovia. This morning I followed with my original source who said Scoby was still going to Duarte and that nothing has changed. Aram has tried to confirm it again with the coaching staff at Duarte and I emailed principal Barba hoping to get an official word. We have not heard back yet.

  • JMO

    Fred,

    Way to go with the NO come back, if you have info on Scob lay it out, I know more than you will ever know. You might want to talk to both sides before you go to print.

  • Fred Robledo

    JMO, both sides? What are you talking about?

    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.

    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.

    Is that not confirming with both sides, his former coach and the one he might play for?

    Where’s the rumor in this?

    I’m not going to say who my sources are, but so far they’ve been reliable.

    We also tried to follow up with school officials about the possibility of Scoby enrolling at Duarte this morning, but have not heard back yet, so nothing is going to “print” tomorrow.

  • reality

    Fred: Thanks for your response and I’am trying to look at your side but……If the earlier comments about him leaving CO to Duarte was not a rumor what was it? You quote Martin as your source but quite obviously it was not accurate, and you bit. Thats reporting a rumor, source or not, and also some food for thought. It has been reported by you that this kid has foster parents. If he had a mom and dad actively guiding him would you be so quick to report on his every move especially if the Dad told the Trib to BACK OFF!!!! from reporting about his son. I think very few parents would like this coverage of their progeny and I’am surprised these foster guardians have’nt asked you guys to quit it either. Maybe the next time a coach tells you about a young athlete moving to his team you might wait abit before putting it on this blog. Anyway that is just my opinion and for the most part you guys do a great job in your coverage of the local scene. Thanks alot.

  • more reality

    Go back and check the Wallace Gonzales transfer posts or the Canada situation. All the “high-profile” transfers are under the same micropscope. Parents or not

  • Fred Robledo

    JMO, if we learn of a high profile athlete transferring or in the process of transferring, like any publication, we’re going to follow up, and in this instance the Duarte coach was forthcoming enough to explain what he knew about the situation. There is not a paper in the country that wouldn’t report a coaches word on the record about the possibility of a high profile athlete transferring to their school. I realize it can be uncomfortable for parents to have their children reported on or discussed, but reporting on transfers or where a kid chooses college is part of the process that every publication deals with, not just us.

  • R U Serious

    Reality
    You have to be kidding. This blog is full of attention whores that throw their kids name out there every chance they get. KH from 2 years ago, MS for the last 3 years, and that dad from Dranch last year , are just a few of the narcissistic freaks that troll this blog. Most of these freaks throw their kids out there multiple times under multiple names trying to create the “buzz” that they get themselves off on.

  • Aaron

    I’m with Reality on state secrets…this ain’t Deep Throat…TJ Quinn and your ilk need to A) find sources who will go on record, that means name and job title B) stop the crud.

  • FC

    I’m actually very surprised by Aram and Fred’s lack of scope with this story. Scoby is a prominent figure in the local sports scene yet neither one of you have a story with quotes from the ultimate source, Scoby himself! That doens’t speak well for either one of your guys. What does it say hen neither one of you guys have Scoby on speed dial? Not much.

    The second point is historical context. Look what happened with the Canada brothers after their mom gave you guys something to write about, those kids got the CIF hammer thrown at them. Ever consider that Scoby teh same could happen with Scoby ?

    Not sure you know what a foster parent does or doesn’t do but clearly Scoby is a kid with so much on his plate, outside of football it’s amazing to me that you would add to his worries with blogger drama. Who knows what and when and how BS from bloggers who are ease-dropping at NIke camps. Are you freakin serious?

    This is the cannibalistic nature of the blog where a suppose SGV interest story, which it isn’t btw, is being exploited by two writers who can’t investigate coaches but will air the dirty laundry of young athletes all day long. When I’ve mentioned in the past coaches who abuse their power or are flat out incompetent, that’s what a blog topic for one reason, they are all adults and if I was lying they were able to sue, which none did. When you discussing players you’re affecting them in ways neither one of you will acknowledge.

    If it’s true that coaches read the blog, scouts read the blog doesn’t it also seem logical that CIF reads the blog as well?

    In closing I can’t see any value whatsoever in this BS story that could have, even a 1% chance, of affecting a young man who’s obviously had enough issues in his life in such a short span.

    I’ve met Scoby and he’s a player who might, and I say might, play somewhere…how does this conversation help him? How does it help recruiters get a bearing on his character or support base? I mean, who needs another head case, which is what most are saying.

    No one knows why Scoby is changing schools but we do know, unfortunately from this blog, far too much about the young man’s personal life and who his guardians are. What a complete disgrace !

    When others bag on me for calling out Coach Dunn for being as unethical a man as any I’ve ever met in my life I can atke it because he can always sue me if I’ve ever slandered him, which I haven’t. When I say Coach Phillips isn’t fit to coach because of his language skills he can sue me if I’m slandering him. IN Scoby’s case if these stories affect his ability to play what remedy does he have?

    I’m sure both Fred and Aram will give a journalistic integrity basis for their efforts but if the truth is what we’re discussing reflect on this. When Morrison was fired he specifically said, “the blog hurt his ability to continue at Damien because it made people think things were worst than they were”. If that’s true couldn’t the same be said of Scoby’s situation with CIF?

    What risk for a story, when no other paper is rushing to beat the Trib with a front page scoop, is worth affecting this young man’s life? Saying nothing of the fact either one of you have been given an exclusive what real public interest are you serving but your own.

    Remarkable that either one of you would try and wear journalism hats on this one considering how often that hat comes on and off.

    Good luck Scoby.

  • reality

    Again I wrote Most parents not All parents would not want to see their kids moves bandied about in the news. KH and others that blogged repeatedly about their sons were villified for doing so by most bloggers and were thought to have had other problems besides parent identification. In response to covering transfers of high profile players the blog itself makes a kid high pofile if you splash his name on it for going on 2 weeks now. I know of at least 3 transfers in the trib coverage area of quality football players. These transfers are legit and the coaches and players and parents have decided on the quiet route. I’am sure there are many more out there. Furthermore when was the last-time these needless coverages helped a kid from KC to Wallace to Rio to Rameriz. I can’t help but think it puts unnecessary pressure on a kid already dealing with so much other stuff. I’m not totally sure that the parents and kids of these high profile athletes are not laughing and high fiving each other because they love the notoriety of seeing their name on the blog with these type of stories but I doubt it.

  • WHY THE CHANGE

    FC,
    Why the post under FC instead of the new Stanford Dad name. Funny you coming on here bashing Fred and Aram on their integrity when you can’t even stay with one name yourself.What was your name again when you took on Monrovia’s honks , Paul Revere or something like that . Why not post this on Aram’s blog as you seem to have it for him more than Fred ? What’s the matter afraid a post of this matter is not worthy of coming from a Stanford Dad ???????????

  • FredJ

    The only update I can share today is that school officials and its football coaching staff will not comment or confirm that Scoby is enrolled at Duarte. I have sources that tell me he checked into school yesterday, but nobody at the school wants to deny or confirm this information, including principal Barba and coach Martin, and legally, they don’t have to share that information with us, so we’ll play the waiting game. I don’t want to drag this any longer than it has too, but when you cover high school sports and spring football is starting up, you kind of need to know who is on the teams.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    So glad to see other people are aware of FC’s antics. They’ve been played out for years, but yet he still does it. Pathetic.

    Damien Dad, FC, Stanford Dad, the list goes on. A straight gacho to the fullest.

    Listen FC, you’re little attempts at getting mob angry at me and now Freddie, I guess, never work. But you still try under all your fake names. I hope people are aware of your crap because I exposed them.

    Please don’t email. Please don’t call the office looking for me. JUST GO AWAY.

  • AMAT Fan

    Well…Thank god he’s not coming to Amat! Without an Offensive Line in 2012, he would have gotten his azz handed to him by Servite, Charter Oak, etc., etc.

  • You’ve Got to be Joking

    Ya, thats a picture of a “high school sophomore”?!?! Funny thing is, I am going to wait until my son is 7 before he starts kindergarden in the hopes that he looks like that when he is a sophomore, sh*t, in the hopes that he looks like that when he is a senior!

  • LA Conq

    Kid reminds me of Brice McBride! Good LORD he’s yoked!

  • ANON

    i didnt know your comments were taken down if you told the truth but people didnt like it

  • Fred Robledo

    Truth according to who? An anonymous commenter?

  • Anon

    EVERYONE in CO knows me im not goning to do that to myself, and no im not a coach or anyone directly involved in the program but ive been around for years and know personally that my first comment is true…. honestly tho just look at the picture…. a sophomore…. come on, already people have commented about it

  • You can have him

    Without Travis this kid is in for a long year.

    Take a look for yourself as he complete embarrassed himself at the NFTC.

    http://espn.go.com/high-school/football/video/clip?id=7764282

  • Fred Robledo

    Hey Scoby hater, you should be embarrassed with your comments. Here is breakdown from a reporter at the L.A. Nike Camp who listed Scoby as one of the top underclassmen … YES CHARTER OAK WILL MISS THE GUY AND MISS HIM DEARLY.

    7. Kurt Scoby, RB, Charter Oak A squatty but muscled up running back, Scoby was effective in just about every drill that was thrown in front of him. He could block much bigger defenders in the pass protection drill, he caught the ball out of the backfield naturally and with the success of backs like Maurice Jones-Drew, Ray Rice and others, his stocky frame is looking like much less of a detriment.

  • You can have him

    I’m not embarrassed or a hater just giving you my opinion unlike you giving someone else. I was there and it wasn’t pretty he was out classes in every drill. I am not attacking the kids character just talking football. The film doesn’t lie and I can’t even tell you how many passes he dropped. If he truly transfer to a school like Duarte where he will be the focal point it wont be pretty even at the lower division. He is best suite at an Amat which will be more balanced on offense an will have a solid defense.

  • cov 80

    WHO lets their KID[lol] get tated up like that OMG u say his 16 WTF looks like 22 can anyone say PED

  • Dan

    Your going to get critical on Scoby cause a player gets the best of him on one play at a Nike camp drill? Did you ever see him play in a real game? The kids one of the best running backs in the SGV if not the best. Yes CO will miss him, but they do have other talent to fill the void.

  • Stanford Dad

    Dan your point is well taken, sort of. He doesn’t have the size to deal with players on that level. At the beginning of the drill you see players battling it out and on many occasions you see outstanding efforts by RBs who actually get the better of defensive players. On a few occasions you see defensive players shoving RBs after the whistle as a sign of respect. Time after time the RBs, tough, mean and physical shouting after they held their own. In Scoby’s case he’s on his heels before the play even starts, a clear sign he feels over matched from jump street. He’s young, developed and has great balance, as evidenced by his ability to stay on his feet after being bull rushed into oblivion, but his technique is lacking and his talents clearly are better with a helmet on in open space.

    No hate at all and not an once of disrespect but having seen the video it only confirms what I’ve always known, this is why it takes more than one defender to usually bring down a RB. They are just incredible competitors. Scoby should enjoy his high schools years and get his Championship at Monrovia, if that’s where he’s going but I don’t see him playing on Saturdays in the Pac12 anytime soon. Matter of fact I liked Damien’s Daniel Harper (USC and UNLV) better at RB and DB than Scoby and he didn’t get any love from the locals. Maybe that’s a good thing, upon reflection.

    Dan, you’re a great observer of the high school game, which recent Bishop Amat running back is he more talented then or would Lancer coaches or fans trade him for? For that matter is he better than Adam M. from CO? People get carried away with statements like yours all the time when in reality he’s talented but not on an all time level, is that fair to say?

  • Thanks for proving my point.

    Desert Rat, Get It Right, Hats on the Table, NO TO DUARTE, Fake Address, private investigator, gross negligence,are you serious?,Covina80, you can have him, Amat Fan, WHY THE CHANGE?

    Thanks for proving my point.

  • What point?

    @Thanks for proving my point
    What exactly is your point?

  • William S.

    Desert Rat, Get It Right, Hats on the Table, NO TO DUARTE, Fake Address, private investigator, gross negligence,are you serious?,Covina80, you can have him, Amat Fan, WHY THE CHANGE? What point?

  • Dan

    Stanford Dad,(How you doing Frank?)
    Never said wether or not he could play RB on Saturdays, and yes it’s probably fair to say he may not be at the level of an all time great in the SGV. My comment was that in an actual game Scoby is one of the best runningbacks in the SGV, if not the best. I’m talking about kids coming back for next season. There may be someone in the sgv who is better but I can’t at the moment come up with a name. Can you? One blocking drill at a nike camp isn’t enough to disuade my opinion of what he can do when he has the ball in his hands. I saw him in a real game against Glendora and on TV vs Upland, and I remember I had the impression that every time he touched the ball he could go all the way. Oh and by the way, small or not, he didn’t usually go down with the first hit unless it was a fundamentaly sound tackle, he is very quick and strong and like a good running back does, he sets himself up for the on coming hit, or even makes the tackler miss altogether. Can he pass protect, I don’t know, that was only one play on the video, maybe with pads on he would not have been on his heals like you say, or maybe he would, but a possible senario is maybe in a game with pads he gets pissed off at himself for letting someone get the best of him like that and the next time around he make that block. My point is that one play in a blocking drill with no pads is too little information to determine wether or not he is a good running back.
    As for which back at Amat is he better than, I think he is at the level of some of their recent runnngbacks, remember he still has two more years to play. As far as Adam Muema, Muema was a beast by SGV standards, but wouldn’t you agree that Scoby has made as much of an impression at Charter Oak as a sophomore as Muema did when he was a sophomore? (On Muema’s behalf one can argue that he was a true sophomore while Scoby was a year older as a sophomore).

  • Dan

    Stanford Dad,(How you doing Frank?)
    Never said wether or not he could play RB on Saturdays, and yes it’s probably fair to say he may not be at the level of an all time great in the SGV. My comment was that in an actual game Scoby is one of the best runningbacks in the SGV, if not the best. I’m talking about kids coming back for next season. There may be someone in the sgv who is better but I can’t at the moment come up with a name. Can you? One blocking drill at a nike camp isn’t enough to disuade my opinion of what he can do when he has the ball in his hands. I saw him in a real game against Glendora and on TV vs Upland, and I remember I had the impression that every time he touched the ball he could go all the way. Oh and by the way, small or not, he didn’t usually go down with the first hit unless it was a fundamentaly sound tackle, he is very quick and strong and like a good running back does, he sets himself up for the on coming hit, or even makes the tackler miss altogether. Can he pass protect, I don’t know, that was only one play on the video, maybe with pads on he would not have been on his heals like you say, or maybe he would, but a possible senario is maybe in a game with pads he gets pissed off at himself for letting someone get the best of him like that and the next time around he make that block. My point is that one play in a blocking drill with no pads is too little information to determine wether or not he is a good running back.
    As for which back at Amat is he better than, I think he is at the level of some of their recent runnngbacks, remember he still has two more years to play. As far as Adam Muema, Muema was a beast by SGV standards, but wouldn’t you agree that Scoby has made as much of an impression at Charter Oak as a sophomore as Muema did when he was a sophomore? (On Muema’s behalf one can argue that he was a true sophomore while Scoby was a year older as a sophomore).

  • reality

    Kurt Scoby = Bryce McBride

    Ok Pac 5 back, dynamite D13 back.

  • Stanford Dad

    Daniel,

    I’ve seen Scoby up close and he’s small, well developed but small. He hits holes with speed and he’s a willing player having had incredible success prior to getting to high school but I don’t see him being better, or stronger, than Cody Paul who has insane quickness and vision.

    I guess I have another view of what a great back is or isn’t. Would he be a great Pac 5 back? I don’t think so but he could be if he could handle practices as intense as Bishop Amat’s are and a schedule and work load that’s asked of any Bishop Amat back.

    Btw teh Johnson kid that saved Bishop Amat in game after game was better, more electric and played DB at another level, plus he was a punishing in his intensity.

    If Scoby is the best back in the best back in the valley why didn’t he go to West Covina and learn from Soloman and the other group of backs?

    Scoby is a great Pop Warner player who reminds me of Bonita’s Price. Both are physically imposing and possess mean streaks on the field that helps their performances. In the pac 5 no one scares easily or ever. In the Pac 5 he’s a scat back.

    Consider Felton from Servite and tell me Scoby is in his league.

  • Scooby, scooby, don’t

    So, is this kid even in school anywhere? or is he taking an extra week off? Scooby is a “good” high school back. He is too small to play at the next level and doubt he’d have the grades any ways. I heard from the CO coaching staff that the kid was a prima dona and not a team guy. Let him go someplace he can be the one man show…..Duarte is the perfect fit for him. No team Chemistry to disrupt.