Golden Offer For Scott

Corona (Calif.) Centennial quarterback Matt Scott picked up his first offer last week, from an in-state program he has long had an affinity for, Cal, and the Bears are leading for his services...

Corona (Calif.) Centennial quarterback Matt Scott (6-2, 195) got a message last week to call California head coach Jeff Tedford.

By the time the conversation was done, Scott had his first offer.

"I talked with Coach Tedford and he said they liked what they saw and that they were offering me," said Scott. "I'm very excited because Cal is a great school and I've always wanted to go there. I'm just keeping my options open right now."

Scott said that three other schools have been keeping a close eye on him and two have indicated that an offer could be coming in the near future.

"Washington, Minnesota and Boise State have been talking with me the most," said Scott. "Washington and Minnesota both have said that they want to see me before they offer me."

Scott said that Cal was the leader, helped largely in part by them offering him.

"Probably because they're the first one to offer me, but I've liked them for a while," said Scott. "I've been up there before but not for a recruiting visit, but I will take an unofficial visit there at the end of June when I do their 1-day camp."

Scott will also be in Berkeley in May when he works out at the Elite 11 tryout camp in Memorial Stadium the day before the Stanford Nike Camp.

Even with the offer from Cal on the table, Scott said that he wasn't in a real rush to make a decision but noted that he didn't want to wait too long.

"I want to take a little bit of time but I also don't want to lose a good offer," said Scott. "I can't really say when I could make my decision."

Last fall, Scott led one of the most potent ground games in California, paced by running back Ryan Bass' 2,000 yard season. Still, Scott threw for 1,703 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 536 yards on 71 carries and scoring seven touchdowns. Centennial will be one of the favorites for the CIF Inland Division title and the California Division I state title.

Academically, Scott has a 3.0 and will take the SAT this spring. Top Stories