Fla. DB Reconsidering UNC

North Carolina has rejoined the top five schools list of Andre Scott, a 6-foot, 180-pound athlete from Orlando (Fla.) Oak Ridge.

"It's just the interest that they show me," Scott said. "I recently got off the phone with Coach [Steve] Sisa [on Monday] night. He calls every week, but I don't always have time to pick up."

UNC joins Central Florida, Cincinnati, South Carolina, and South Florida – all of which have offered, plus 15 other schools – on Scott's top five schools list.

Scott included UNC within his original top five schools list, which was released over the summer, but the Tar Heels fell out of favor when Butch Davis was dismissed.

While he stars at both quarterback and safety for Oak Ridge helping it to a 4-2 record thus far this season, schools are recruiting Scott as a defensive back. UNC in particular likes him as a cornerback.

"I'd prefer to play defense in college – it doesn't matter where, just defense," Scott said. "That's where I have the best chance to play in the [National Football] League."

During Scott's Monday conversation with Sisa, the main topic of conversation was getting Scott on campus.

"Basically, he just talked to me about getting up there for a visit," Scott said. "We'll probably set something up after the season."

Scott had an official visit scheduled with UNC about a month ago, but had to postpone the trip.

"I was trying to come up there, but my mom had to work," Scott said. "So I just stayed home."

This weekend, Scott will take his first official visit – surprisingly to a school not found in his top five: Marshall.

Scott plans to take all five of his official visits before making a verbal commitment. Those visits will play a major role in his collegiate decision.

"I'll be looking at the environment of the school, the relationship between the players – how they react to each other, [and] the coaching staff," Scott said. "Basically, I'm looking for where I feel at home at."

Heading into his official visit schedule, Cincinnati is Scott's leader.

"Cincinnati is always going to be the leader, because they were the first school to offer," Scott said. "And I talk to the coaches on the regular."

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