Daytona DB Scott prepares for announcement

One of the top high school defensive backs in the country, Daytona Beach's James Scott is preparing to announce his commitment for where will continue his football career on December 17, saying he will make the announcement at his high school's football banquet that day.

The teams in the running for Scott's signature are Ohio State, Florida and LSU.

"They are three of the best teams in the country," Scott said of the schools still on his list. "Ohio State is full of tradition. They have a good team every year."

"Florida would be close to home, and they also have a real good team. LSU has one of the strongest defenses in the country, and they need cornerbacks."

Thus far, Scott has already taken visits to two of his top schools, traveling to Ohio State for its game against Penn State, and then making the trek to Baton Rouge for LSU's meeting with Alabama.

How did the visits go?

"Ohio State was fun," he said. "They have a good atmosphere. LSU was real good too. I got a chance to talk to all the coaches, and to meet a bunch of players."

LSU Defensive Back coach Doug Mallory has led the Tigers' recruiting campaign for the standout, and Scott says they have gotten along well.

"Me and coach Mallory have had some good conversations," he said. "He came out here to visit me last Thursday. He's told me that LSU is in need of cornerbacks, and I'd fit in well."

"I also got a chance to talk to coach Miles during my visit. It was cool getting to know more about him and his family."

In addition to the trips to Ohio State and LSU, Scott has also taken an official visit to Alabama, though he has since crossed the Tide from his list.

He says that his Florida visit this weekend will be the last trip he takes, and that he will make his decision after that.

As for now, though, Scott insists that all three schools are neck and neck, and that he won't know where he's going until later this month.

"I'm not looking for any one special thing in particular," he said. "I just want to go somewhere that I feel comfortable and will fit in well."

Wherever Scott decides to continue his football career, he will get a head start of the rest of the prospects in his recruiting class, as he plans to graduate High School this semester, and says he will be ready to practice this spring, wherever that might be.

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