E. J. Scott Holding Firm to Virginia

Scout.com talked with 2010 Virginia commit E.J. Scott of Good Counsel High School (Olney, MD). The three-star player knew that there could be a coaching change at Virginia but it hasn't dampened his excitement about joining the Cavaliers next season.

Scout.com just talked with E.J. Scott about a week ago and he stated that if Virginia were to dismiss former Head Coach Al Groh it would not change his mind one bit concerning his commitment to Virginia. As we talk to Scott now, after Virginia has let Coach Groh go, as stated he is still very much looking forward to get to campus next season and has been in contact with the remaining Virginia staff.

"It was disappointing to get the news," said Scott. "Coach Groh is a great man and coach and I am sure he will be fine. I would have rather him stay but it doesn't change anything with me. I am not looking anywhere and I won't be taking any visits anywhere. I am Virginia all the way. It is a great school and I am looking forward to starting my career there.

It seems as though both Defensive Backs Coach Anthony Poindexter and Tight End Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Bob Price have been retained, at least temporarily, and both have been in contact with Scott.

"Coach Price contacted me right away and said that regardless of who comes in as coach that they are honoring my scholarship as long as I still want to come. That was good to hear from him so I knew where I stood. I also heard from Coach Poindexter and he echoed the same thing and said they really want me to still come to Virginia and that they are excited to get me there. They both said that the Athletic Director will be contacting me as well. This is exactly why I chose Virginia as the place for me. It goes beyond the coach. It is a great school with great people. They have kept me informed and that I am important to their future plans."

Although Scott is anxious to know who the next coach will be he is confident Virginia will bring in a great coach for their program.

"I am confident that with such a strong program that we will have a great coach in place. I am sure they will take their time and get the right coach for us. I haven't heard anything other that what is rumored. I am sure they won't tell me until everything is done. Coach Poindexter is coming for a home visit this week so I am sure we will talk about that and everything else. I appreciate him coming and spending time with me and my family to make sure we are included and informed. It makes me feel part of the team already."

After Virginia names a new head coach Scout.com will contact Scott and get his thoughts on the new hire.

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