Scott Relieved to Sign

National Signing Day is a huge relief for North Carolina signee Tim Scott.

"It's really just a lot off my shoulders, because once I committed I was sure of my decision," Scott said. "But people kept asking questions like ‘Why there?' ‘How about you check out other schools?' The closer Signing Day got, the less questions were being asked."

Despite the questions, Scott, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback from Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge, never wavered on his commitment.

"[What sold me] was the coaches and the football team and how it's developing," Scott said. "Coach [Butch] Davis is really building a strong program at UNC. It's really known for basketball, so for him to come in, bring in the athletes that he's bringing in, and to have successful seasons it's showing that UNC could also be a football school."

Since committing in late July, Scott has been in regular contact with the UNC coaching staff. He and primary recruiter Charlie Williams now speak daily.

Davis, accompanied by Williams, had his in-home visit with Scott last week.

"What [Davis] really talked about was academics, which he's really big on, because he wants his players to get degrees," Scott said.

With his recruitment now officially behind him, Scott's focus is his basketball season.

"[After the basketball season], I'm just going to chill and get my body ready with weight lifting for my college career," Scott said.

Scott says he's been deemed a qualifier by the NCAA Clearinghouse for a while.

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