Stevie Scott (Scout / Michael McAllister)

No. 9 propect in New York calls Syracuse home but has other ACC, Big Ten options

Syracuse (N.Y.) Christian Brothers running back Stevie Scott is adding offers, but how long will his recruitment last?

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Running back Stevie Scott plays his high school football 15 minutes from Syracuse's campus, so he is a huge target for the Orange.

However, the Syracuse (N.Y.) Christian Brothers standout is not ready to make a decision ...nor is it a done deal he will commit to the Orange as other Power 5 offers come in.

The latest was from Minnesota, where first-year coach P.J. Fleck and his staff are incredibly active across the nation. Syracuse, Boston CollegePittsburghArmy and Connecticut are among the other schools to offer, but Scott is still sorting through the process.

"The competition between schools, how they try to get you to come to their school, it's (intense)," the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Scott said. "Syracuse, Boston College, Pitt, those three mainly are recruiting (Scott) the most."

Being so close to Syracuse's campus could create pressure for Scott, but he said such is not the case.

"It's really based on my decision and how I feel about it," he said. "Wherever I feel is the right place for me, that's where I will probably attend."

However, he does have a strong relationship with Syracuse running backs coach Mike Hart and coach Dino Babers. 

"I like them a lot, especially coach Hart. He knows the game," Scott said. "He is great at what he does. Coach Babers is a great guy, too. We talk a lot. He's a good coach also. He tells me not to rush and I can always come home to play."

Scott wants to visit Minnesota, but given the distance, it takes more planning to get there than to schools in the region.

"I think the coach said they are top five in education in the Big Ten, and they have a good football base," Scott said. "I know the new coach started off (at Western Michigan) and had a losing season, and then had a good season and now he's at Minnesota."

Although Christian Brothers is in Syracuse's backyard, Boston College has a strong connection to the coaching staff. In the last few years, the Eagles signed John Phillips and Noah Jordan-Williams from the school.

"My coaches are like family to the coaches (at Boston College)," Scott said. "They are really close."

Scott visited Boston College, and he enjoys what the school and campus have to offer.

"It's a cool atmosphere," he said. "There is more stuff to experience rather than staying home. I know they have a good running back corps (and history), but education always comes first."

Scott seems a similar thing with Pittsburgh.

"They have a good running back base, too, and they send a lot of players to the league, and like I said, education is important," he said. "I talk to (assistant) coach Tim Salem. He is very energetic. That's what I like about him."

Scott said he plans to visit Pittsburgh soon and could visit UConn next week.

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