Scott still open

With an older brother already playing football in college, the recruiting process is nothing new for Jonathan Scott and his family from Daytona Beach, Florida.

The 6-4, 190 pound safety prospect finished his junior season at Seabreeze High School with 40 tackles, 12 pass breakups and one interception.


Unfortunately he won’t be attending any camps this summer to show his skills to college coaches.


“I haven’t been anywhere yet this summer, and I don’t have any plans set up,” Scott said. “I’m just way too busy with 7 on 7’s, playing basketball, and working.”


Despite not being able to take any visits this summer, Scott plans to cut his list down to a top 5 before school starts.


“I have 17 offers right now,” he said. “I’m still pretty much open, but some of the teams I am looking at are Michigan, LSU, South Carolina, Florida State, Auburn, Alabama, and Ole Miss. Hopefully by the end of the summer I’ll have my schools down to a top 5.”


One noticeable omission from Scott’s list of schools is Ohio State, where his older brother James will be a sophomore cornerback this year from the class of 2007.


“I’m definitely not following my brother,” Scott said. “For one he doesn’t want me to. Also I think it would be kind of cool to go to a place like Michigan and play against him.”


Scott says his interest in LSU really picked up after the national championship game.


“I started becoming interested in LSU after they won the national championship,” said the 3-star prospect. “They spanked my brother and Ohio State.”


Scott says he tries to stay in frequent contact with Tigers receiving coach DJ McCarthy.


“I talked to Coach McCarthy a few weeks ago,” said Scout’s 27th ranked safety. “We talk about every three weeks, and usually it’s just checking in. I try to call him as much as I can. He tells me they need me to come in and lay some licks on people at safety. I’ll play either free or strong safety, whichever makes the team happy.”


Scott says he hasn’t begun setting up official visits yet for the fall.


“I’m planning on taking all five of my visits, I just don’t know where or when yet,” he said. “I would say there’s a pretty good chance that LSU will be getting one though.”

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