What a time in the college football recruiting world. Coaches across the country are visiting the homes of recruits making their best pitch, 70 teams are preparing for bowl games hoping to make a mark on the national stage, and the coaching carousel is in full swing.
Despite what can sometimes be the fast-paced whirlwind of recruiting, Cathedral (Calif.) wide receiver DaMari Scott is remaining as patient as ever with his decision but admits he's beginning to (sort of) narrow it down.
"I'm keeping it wide open but I'm starting to plan official visits," Scott said. "I'll probably take all five officials in January."
So where is the six-foot-two 185-pound receiver going to trip to at the beginning of 2013?
"I'm taking trips to Fresno State and Nevada in January for sure and looking to set up three others," he said. "I was supposed to take one to Cincinnati too but obviously they just had a coaching change and they are scrambling around."
Along with his offers from Nevada and Fresno State, Scott holds offers from Boston College, San Diego State and Colorado State. So is anyone standing out or making their way into the picture now that his senior season is over?
"Nevada has been talking with me the most. Coach Scott Baumgartner has been recruiting me pretty hard," he said. "I'm going to play receiver for sure and he said they throw freshman on punt return and kick return to give them a chance so we'll see."
Also beginning to talk with Scott again are a couple programs he was in contact with earlier in the process. "Boise State has gotten involved just a little bit recently and Vanderbilt is back in it too. They (Vanderbilt) want to trip me out in January as well but we haven't set up anything officially yet."
With possibly five official visits in January, Scott will be focusing on one particular aspect of each campus.
"I just want to see how it feels to be on the campus and be a student athlete for the school."