Scott staying patient

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral athlete DaMari Scott is a talented player on both sides of the ball and should be recruited at a much higher level than he currently is.

Despite a blowout loss against a very good Gardena (Calif.) Serra team last Friday night, Phantom athlete DaMari Scott looked very good on both sides of the ball. He's projected more so as a receiver but actually has the size, toughness and makeup to play on the defensive side of the ball.

Scott is a physical player and had some big hits in the game. He runs very well and covers a lot of ground in the secondary. He has safety size but could also play corner and his ball skills would be an added bonus in the secondary.

At receiver, Scott wasn't targeted often but he shows excellent hands, runs well after the catch and is a fierce competitor. He's just a very good all around football player with a nice upside to him.

On the recruiting front, Scott has four offers on the table and is hearing from a few other programs as well.

"My offers are Nevada, Colorado State, Boston College, Fresno State and San Diego State," Scott said. "Most of the schools are recruiting me as an athlete right now and I'll play on either side of the ball, it doesn't matter to me.

"Washington State and Vanderbilt are showing interest as well and could offer soon. I haven't set up any trips yet but I for sure plan to visit Nevada and Boston College. I like the Pac 12 a lot and would love to hear more from schools like Oregon State, Washington, Oregon and UCLA."

As for when he could make his decision, Scott said he doesn't have a time table right now.

"I could take my visits or if the right school offers, I could commit on the spot," Scott said. "Right now, I'm just playing it out and seeing what happens. I want to play early in college, that's a big deal for me. Location doesn't really matter as much, I just want to play so whoever gives me that opportunity, that's where I want to go."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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