Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.) junior Sir Patrick Scott was one of the more impressive cornerback recruits Terrapin Times was able to scout last fall, using his length and athleticism in coverage, while flashing physicality in press coverage. Almost five months after watching the 6-foot-2, 175-pounder in action, Scott now claims four high Division I offers, with numerous other programs giving him a look.
“I picked up Boston College, Wake Forest and Hampton this winter, and I’m pretty sure Pittsburgh will be coming in too. I had offers from Kentucky and Michigan State before that, but my newest ones are BC, Wake and Hampton,” Scott said. “Clemson is another school showing good interest, and I’m pretty sure I’m on their radar. And Penn State, they’re recruiting me some too.”
Curiously, Scott said he had not had much contact with nearby Maryland as of yet. He mentioned that he’s met area recruiter Mike Locksley and has been over to College Park, Md., on a few occasions, but “honestly I’m not sure what the deal is there [with UMD].”
“To tell you the truth, Maryland hasn’t said much yet. I talked to Coach Locksley when I was up there, and he’s been through the school, but he hasn’t really hit me up on Twitter or contacted me or anything like that,” Scott said. “I really can’t tell you why; it is what it is.”
Although UMD hasn’t pursued Scott in earnest yet, he did acknowledged that he enjoyed himself at a couple games in Byrd Stadium and would look more into the hometown school should the interest increase.
Scott also knows the Terps have ramped up the recruiting efforts among DMV recruits, but “I don’t really have any thoughts on it, because [the UMD staff] hasn’t really said much to me.”
“But, you know, whoever offers or shows interest, I’ll take a look at them. I mean, I know Maryland is the hometown school, it’s right in my backyard and Coach Locksley seems like a pretty cool guy,” Scott said. “But if they’re not going to offer or show interest, I can’t really look at them. So we’ll see what happens. Hopefully I hear something from them.”
One school that has piqued Scott’s interest is Penn State. He said the Nittany Lions’ staff has maintained contact with him throughout the winter, and an offer could materialize at some point.
“I visited Penn State, and I really liked the facilities up there and how the coaching staff treated the recruits. I was really impressed with them,” Scott said. “They haven’t offered me yet, but they said they’re seeing if they can find a spot for me. So Penn State’s a school I have interest in.”
Scott also wants to check out Wake Forest, whose staff has ratcheted up the interest in the Riverdale Baptist corner via social media. The Michigan State, Kentucky and Boston College staffs, meanwhile, remain in contact as well.
“I’m trying to get to Wake Forest for their junior day [Feb. 14] and Penn State the week after [Feb. 21]. I’m not sure what I’m doing after that though, but I’ll be taking some more visits this spring,” Scott said. “I’ll see what offers I get this offseason and then go from there [with visits].”
Scott is coming off a junior campaign where he recorded about 30 tackles and an interception. Opposing quarterbacks did not test him much, thus the one pick, but Scott did have plenty of opportunities to show off his tackling prowess (“I like to stick my nose in there,” he quipped).
This offseason, Scott said he’s been in the weight room consistently as he attempts to improve his lower-body power and burst.
“Workouts are going real good; I’m getting better each and every day,” said Scott, who has no timetable for selecting a college. “I’m working on my speed, mainly. It’s decent right now – I ran a 4.6 40 [yard dash] – but it’s something I’m trying to improve. That and my leg strength, those are two main things I’m working on.”
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