Four-star combo guard Paul Scruggs is one of the toughest and most competitive kids in the country. The highly athletic Scruggs is now focused on eight schools, and he continues to show improvement in his game.
“The spring went well,” said Scruggs. “We handled our business in California, and individually I feel that I have been playing better.”
On the recruiting trail Scruggs said he is down to Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio State, Xavier, Louisville, and Michigan State.
The most recent visit for Scruggs was an unofficial down to Louisville, and he came away impressed with what he saw.
“I saw the campus and the campus was pretty sweet,” said Scruggs of Louisville. “The dorms were pretty nice, and I liked the way the coaches were talking, so it was a good visit.”
Up next for Scruggs is a weekend visit with his high school team to Xavier. The Musketeers have picked things up a lot with Scruggs recently, and he continues to build a strong bond with their coaches.
“Over the past two months my relationship has grown a lot with Coach (Travis) Steele and Coach (Chris) Mack,” said Scruggs. “They are texting me a lot to see how things are going, and we are just building a good relationship so that is a plus.”
After Xavier, Scruggs is set to make an early week visit to Illinois. The Fighting Illini have recently turned up the heat more, and Scruggs is interested in what they have to offer.
“I am visiting Illinois next week, I think on Monday,” said Scruggs. “They stand pretty good with me. I am hoping to see their new arena, and then see the dorms and stuff like that, so things are going well with Illinois.”
Other college visits remain possible in June, but much of the latter part of the month will be spent at camps. Scruggs has been invited to the NBPA Top 100 Camp as well as the Steph Curry Camp.
When he is at those places Scruggs hopes to show the improvements he has made with his game and what he brings to the court.
“I just want to show that I am one of the top players in the country and that I have gotten better and that I can play point guard,” noted Scruggs.
In terms of a timeline for making a college decision, Scruggs isn’t locking himself in to anything.
“I really don’t know the plan,” admitted Scruggs. “I am just trying to find the right school whenever that happens.”