Scott ready for visits

2014 Green Run (Virginia Beach, Va.) running back Anthony Scott has a laundry list of offers including one from ECU. Inside ECU Sports caught up with him about his recruitment.

After his best friend, Green Run defensive end Shaun James, committed to ECU back in September it seemed like only a matter of time until Anthony Scott joined him. However, due to his next-level speed (4.29 sec 40-yard dash) the talented back has been hearing from a lot programs.

At the moment his recruitment is wide open.

Scott currently has offers from ECU, Old Dominion, Virginia Tech, James Madison, West Virginia, Hampton and Maryland. With so many schools interested, he isn't looking to jump the gun with his commitment and his coach believes he should get more looks.

"I'm not trying to lean toward any school right now," the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Scott said. "My coach (Jeff McGowan) told me I should get about ten more offers before signing day."

Coach McGowan could be right. Scott has had a monster senior season for Green Run. With one game left, he has 1,257 rushing yards and 37 catches for 901 yards – that's 2,158 all -purpose yards to go along with 30 total touchdowns.

December has been busy for Scott, both Virginia Tech and ECU has sent coaches to his school and he officially visited Old Dominion today Dec. 13.

With offers from Virginia Tech and Maryland joining the mix for Scott on back-to-back days in November, it has shaken up his recruitment. He also believes another ACC school could be next to offer.

"I'm starting to hear from UNC Chapel Hill, I think they are about to offer me pretty soon," said Scott.

An offer from UNC could shake up Scott's recruitment even more. For now he plans to take some visits in January to ECU and Virginia Tech. After his visits he will start the process of deciding on a school.

"I'm going to narrow my options down in late-January," Scott said. "On signing day I will announce where I plan to go."

If Scott's recruiters, ECU offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley and linebackers coach John Wiley, can keep up the effort and stay in contact the Pirates could be in it until the end. For now it's a level playing field.


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