Scott Enjoys First Penn State Visit

Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia) cornerback DeAndre Scott made his first trip to Penn State on Friday, and he spoke to FOXSportsNEXT about the day.

It wasn't the bundle of attention Penn State showed DeAndre Scott that stood out when the standout cornerback made an unofficial visit to campus Friday.

It was what coach Bill O'Brien and the rest of the Nittany Lions staff showed the rest of the Imhotep Charter High (Philadelphia) track team that blew Scott away.

Scott, a sprinter, is in town for a track meet, and didn't want to leave his team behind when he made the visit, and Penn State had no problem with it.

"We brought the whole track team and they showed love to the whole track team," the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Scott said. "Instead of showing love to only me, they showed love to the whole track team."

There is a good reason why.

Scott holds double digit offers, including ones from Penn State, Tennessee, Arizona State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Miami, Texas, West Virginia and Kansas and is one of the top cornerbacks in the region.

He arrived in the morning and immediately spoke with defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach John Butler before getting a tour of the football facilities. He also met several other coaches.

"They told me basic stuff about the program, and then they showed me the weight room," Scott said. "It's real big. It was nice. Then, we went to the academic building and I met with the advisors for half-an-hour and they showed me what they did there."

After that, Scott got his first look at the football stadium, and he was amazed.

"I never saw a stadium that big in my life," Scott said. "We didn't go on the field but we saw it. Then, we took a tour of campus and went back to the football facilities."

The day ended with a meeting with O'Brien.

"He sounds real confident in what he's doing," said Scott, who also spoke with Butler. "I think (Butler) likes aggressive players. He said when he first watched my highlight tape he liked my game. He said I played without fear."

Scott loved his time on the campus, and is eager to compare it to other programs.

"This is the first big school I visited," he said. "I didn't experience anything like that before. As a youngin' I always played Penn State on NCAA football."

Scott finished his junior season with 59 tackles, including four sacks, and six interceptions.

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