Gideon Scott talks favorites

Gideon Scott, a 6'2, 295-pound OL/DL lineman from Mount Zion, Georgia, has his list of favorites together. Now, he's waiting on some of those schools to step forward with offers.

Gideon Scott, a 6'2, 295-pound OL/DL lineman from Mount Zion, Georgia, has his list of favorites together. Now, he's waiting on some of those schools to step forward with offers.

"It's going good," Scott said of his recruitment. "I'm not going to make my decision until the season is over. Pretty much the same schools have been recruiting me - Western Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, Boston College, Clemson, Louisville, Southern Miss, Marshall and Miami, Ohio."

Scott currently holds offers from Marshall, Miami (OH), Western Kentucky, Tennessee Tech and Clemson. Scott attended Louisville's camp last summer and the Cardinals have continued to monitor his progress and maintain contact.

"Basically they were kind of worried because they were trying to get a local guy and they felt they were more comfortable getting that local guy," said Scott, who is being recruited by assistant Tony Alford. "But they are still contacting me and still showing a lot of interest."

Louisville is also recruiting Scott's teammate, three-star running back Martin Ward. Ward plans to make an official visit to Louisville before making a decision. Is there a chance the two high school teammates could end up at the same college? "The only school that me and him have talked about going together was South Carolina or Clemson, maybe one of those two," said Scott.

At this point in the recruiting process, Scott's Top 5 consists of Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson, Western Kentucky and Miami (OH). Scott said Georgia, South Carolina and Clemson standout on his list of favorites. Here's what Scott had to say about his favorites:

South Carolina: "I just like their tradition. I like schools that have a lot of tradition. I like the Columbia area. I liked their campus when I was there."

Georgia: "I've been a Georgia fan my whole life. I've been raised a Georgia fan. So they are the hometown favorite."

Clemson: "I like their coaches. I like how they support their players and focus on getting their players to graduate. That's something that is going to be important to me."

While Scott has a pretty good handle on his favorites, he's still waiting for some of those schools to step forward with offers. That's why he doesn't have any official visits scheduled just yet. "I don't have any visits scheduled," Scott said. "I'm going to wait until after the season is over because we've got playoff games (coming) up. So I'm just going to wait until the season is over to schedule visits."


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