The nation's number-nine ranked guard, Fredrick Scruggs, impressed last weekend at the Cleveland Opening Regional. An interior prospect for the next level, Scruggs showed quick feet and a competitive nature.
With a double digit offer list, Scruggs has already put himself on the recruiting radar. He has two teams standing out to him at this time.
"I would say Penn State and Ohio State are my leaders right now," Scruggs stated after the camp concluded. "With Ohio State, the main reason is Coach (Urban) Meyer, and he and I have a connection because we are from the same hometown."
"It's hard to describe, but I love it there," he added. "I was there recently for spring practice and it was amazing. All the coaches showed me a lot of love, and I want to get back there real soon."
The Nittany Lions are right there as well for Scruggs, and he feels just as strongly about Penn State head coach James Franklin.
"I would say Coach Franklin and I share a special bond," he explained. "I also feel Coach (Matt) Limegrover and I have a great relationship also, and I like how he coaches his players."
"I will be back at Penn State on April 22 for their Blue and White game," Scruggs said. "Both schools are recruiting me as a guard."
Even though the two Big Ten powers are out in front currently, Scruggs is open to hearing from different schools.
"I would say that every school is still in the mix," he stressed. "I am talking to Pittsburgh, and I think a lot of Coach (Pat) Narduzzi. I want to visit Pitt in the month or so."
"I'm in no hurry to get this done, and I will probably take all my official visits and decide later this year," he noted.