Scott Commits To Tennessee

The Gators lose a close one to rival Tennessee for the services of US Army All-American offensive lineman Chris Scott. Scott chose the Volunteers over the Gators on the show Countdown To Signing Day with's Jamie Newberg as host.

The Gators have been recruiting Scott since the start of the recruiting season and certainly take a hit in their recruiting efforts and the chance to sign a full group of offensive linemen.

The Lovejoy, GA. offensive lineman called the show earlier in the week and said he was ready to decide. "It was a long process and I was actually looking at the schools more thoroughly to make sure," he said.

He started off by talking about the things that put Tennessee in the final two. "Coach Fulmer is a great coach, everything he has done with that program," Scott said. "You know they are going to win. The stability of the coaching staff I like as well. What I want to major in college, engineering, they are great in. That is what led me towards Tennessee."

He shifted over to the orange and blue and talked about the things that made Florida one of his final options. "It's a great school, a trademark school," he said. "The coaching staff, I got to know them real late. It is a great staff. Coach Meyer is a great man. The academic department, they offer the same thing (as Tennessee), they are great in the academic department as well."

After fumbling around with the two hats in front of him for a few seconds, Scott put the Tennessee orange hat on. He followed that up with a statement on his choice, "Tennessee, it's just the program overall. You know they are going to win. The coaching staff, I like them, I feel like I have known them forever. The Tennessee program is going to be great for the next couple of years and I feel real comfortable with their program."

Florida's loss is Tennessee's gain for a great person and a really good offensive line prospect. The Gators now look to three offensive linemen left on their board in Matt Hardrick of Orlando Edgewater HS, Simon Codrington of South Miami HS, and Brian Roche of Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, NJ.

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