Jonathan Scott has always been a fan of Florida State. He has always said that he'd like to go to that school, and that if offered it'd be a goal achieved. The youngest in a trio of standout defensive backs, Scott got the news he's been waiting for as the Seminoles extended an official offer.
"Man, I am so excited. Florida State is a great program, and I've been a fan for some time. I got the offer in the mail. I just looked at it again. It has Bobby Bowden's signature. I've always been a fan of FSU, so this offer puts them high on the list. I've been looking some at Florida some, but now FSU is firmly ahead. I don't have any visits planned to go, but I am going too soon."
Scott did a lot for himself this past weekend when he attended the Scout.com combine in Jacksonville. The 6'3" 190 pound standout was one of the top performers overall, and came away with a ton of knowledge. For those in attendance, the coach working the defensive backs, Don Cox, was a boisterous guy who taught the players a lot.
"I feel I did well at the combine. My 40 time could have been faster but everything else was solid. I think I got the offer from FSU coming off this past weekend. Coach Cox was great. He showed me a lot of drills that I can use to better myself. He was a coach who yells but it was in a good way. I think he is a great coach. This was my first combine so I didn't know what to expect. I think it went well."
While the offer from FSU is only the second offer for Jonathan, he is a guy who'll explode onto the recruiting scene with a solid senior season. Over the past few years Scott has battled through some things, so this offer from the Seminoles is extra special.
"It's a big accomplishment despite all the things I've been through in the past. At one point in time people doubted me because I put myself in some bad situations that were very hard to overcome. I am almost there, and this offer proves to me I am on my way."
With the need for safeties at FSU, the coaching staff didn't wait long to offer this standout. It is yet to be determined if Scott will stay as a defensive back, mainly due to the frame he has. Scott showed at the combine he could cover well and that he has the hips and range to make plays. While a decision from Scott is down the line, the Seminoles set themselves up well extending the offer.
Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Jonathan and the rest of the 2009 recruiting class.