It has been a busy last few weeks for four-star class of 2017 guard Paul Scruggs. Scruggs has helped his team to a five-game winning streak, and also has made a trio of unofficial visits. In that time a new offer was picked up, and Scruggs continues to improve on his game.
“This winning streak has been a tough one, but as a team we are coming together,” said Scruggs. “We are all realizing our roles, and we are just taking it game by game.”
Scruggs has good size, excellent athleticism, and an elite motor as a player. That combination has schools such as Indiana, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Louisville, Kentucky, Illinois, and others involved in his recruitment.
Recently Scruggs made a visit to Louisville, and came away impressed with what he saw at the Yum Center, and was happy to pick up an offer from the school.
“Louisville is totally crazy,” said Scruggs of the atmosphere. “I like their style of play and I like Coach (Rick) Pitino a lot.”
About picking up the Louisville offer, Scruggs said, “I wasn’t expecting an offer. I was in the car coming back home from Louisville and I was kind of surprised. It was really nice to get that offer though.”
Before visiting Louisville, Scruggs made the trip up to East Lansing to see Michigan State. Scruggs has been to East Lansing before, and the Spartans have put in a lot of early work in this recruitment.
“The atmosphere at Michigan State was great,” said Scruggs. “The whole crowd was into it, the student’s section was good, and it was just crazy.”
He went on, “We have a real good relationship. Coach Fife texts me every other day and Coach Izzo texts me every other week.”
Also Scruggs made a recent visit to Indiana. Scruggs has been down to Bloomington numerous times during his high school career, and says each time it gets better.
“Every year the fan base grows and gets louder at IU,” said Scruggs. “It was a great trip there and I have a strong relationship with the coaches.”
Up next for Scruggs appears to be another visit, “I think on Saturday I am going to Michigan game when they play Purdue.”