Scott Ready to Announce

Tim Scott is ready to announce his verbal commitment.

"On Saturday I'm going to commit to a college," Scott said. "I think I found a place where I can fit in. In my heart, I know I will fit in that school."

Scott, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback from Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge, isn't sure if he'll hold a press conference or if he'll just inform the coaches of his intentions. However, he has named North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia his three finalists.

"They're just the schools really that I think I can excel at and their coaches I've really been talking to a lot during my whole recruiting process on a daily basis," Scott said. "Through just talking to them, they've showed me a lot of what the school has to offer and what the football team has to offer and what the coaching staff would do with me if I were to go to that school."

In particular, Scott says he speaks to Charlie Williams, his UNC area recruiter, almost daily. He has also had a couple conversations with Butch Davis, UNC's defensive coordinator Everett Withers, and UNC's defensive back coach Troy Douglas.

"Coach Williams and I, he asks me first how my family is doing," Scott said. "And then we talk a little about the academics, some football, [and] what they have to offer me throughout the whole four years that I plan on going to a college."

One item UNC has to offer Scott is immediate playing time.

"I know that when I graduate the whole secondary is leaving," Scott said.

Of his three finalists, Scott has visited UNC and West Virginia. He said he doesn't believe the lack of a visit puts Tennessee at a disadvantage.

Scott attended UNC's Junior Day in late March and returned favoring the Tar Heels. He later cooled on those feelings.

In spite of his upcoming verbal commitment, Scott could still officially visit other schools.

"I want to take official visits [to other schools] if it's possible, but I'll be fine with not doing so," Scott said.

In addition to his three finalists, Scott has collected scholarship offers from East Carolina, Maryland, Miami (Ohio), and Virginia.

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