Kurt Scoby transfers to St. Paul

Running back Kurt Scoby, who had a stellar sophomore season at Charter Oak last fall, has transferred to St. Paul.

The junior-to-be rushed for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns last season at Charter Oak. He transferred to Duarte from Charter Oak last month.

According to new St. Paul coach Elijah Asante, Scoby's legal guardian enrolled him at St. Paul due to the faith-based institution's family environment and spiritual emphasis.

"He's got a Walter Payton stiff arm," Asante said. "He's the real deal. His body is strong, and he's a tough kid with a strong will to win. He's got that look in his eye."

Scoby gives Asante, who coach at Carson last season, an offensive weapon to build around. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune earlier reported the news.