Scott Makes the Call

Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge cornerback Tim Scott has committed to North Carolina.

"I finally figured out that I wanted to go there last week," Scott said. "I talked to [the UNC coaches Friday] night. I just wanted to tell them first to get them situated with the commitment and that way I can handle everything else [Saturday]."

Scott, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback, first informed Charlie Williams, his primary UNC recruiter, of his intentions.

"He was extremely happy," Scott said. "As soon as I talked to him, I talked to Coach [Everett] Withers and Coach [Troy] Douglas and Coach [Butch] Davis. They were just saying how they think I'm an amazing athlete and how you'll rarely see a 6-foot corner that can also run and cover guys. They're proud that I'm committed to their university."

Scott selected UNC over fellow finalists Tennessee and West Virginia. All three schools offered him, plus East Carolina, Maryland, Miami (Ohio), and Virginia.

"[UNC's] defense, as a lot of people know, is one of the top defenses in the nation," Scott said. "By them asking me to come to the school to play corner, I felt that was an opportunity that I needed to take. I'm just blessed to know that they want me to be on one of their defenses.

"What really put them apart from the other universities was their academics."

The notion to commit to UNC just came to Scott last Saturday.

"Really, I woke up and was like ‘I'm going to go to UNC,'" Scott said. "It just felt right."

Speaking to Williams often helped Scott reach the decision.

"He played a big [role], because I talked to him more than any other coach, during my process," Scott said. "He really put me on everything in UNC, as in the people that are there, the academics, the way the football team is going, who was leaving, and just answered all my questions."

Scott made just one visit to UNC – he attended the Tar Heels' Junior Day in late March.

"UNC's campus was bigger than anyone's that I visited – that was a plus," Scott said. "And then the academic counselors told me a lot about what I wanted to major in, which is business. They answered every question that I needed answered about academics, because I already knew the football stuff from talking to Coach Williams."

Besides UNC, Scott visited Maryland and West Virginia.

Scott will return to UNC next Saturday.

"I just want to make my first visit as a Tar Heel," Scott said.

Before committing, Scott discussed still officially visit other schools.

"I want to officially visit UNC, of course, but I'm not really focused on any other officials to other schools," Scott said.

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