Future Buckeye: James Scott

Daytona Beach will be sending one of their own to be a Buckeye when Seabreeze Senior High's James Scott signs with Ohio State on Wednesday. Scott is one of the highest rated players in the 2007 Ohio state recruiting class. Scott chose Ohio State over his native state Florida Gators. Bill Greene has more on this exciting player.

Don't look now Buckeye fans but "The Playmaker" is coming to Columbus. Defensive back James Scott from Seabreeze Senior High in Dayton Beach, Florida will sign a letter of intent with Ohio State on Wednesday. Scott, a four star recruit, is rated as the No. 12 cormerback in the country by Scout .com.

"I'm a playmaker," Scott said when asked to describe his strengths on the field. "I just look to make whatever play my team needs at the moment. It could be a big hit or a pass breakup. I try to always be in position to be able to have an effect on blowing up the offensive set. I consider myself a shut-down corner. That's what Ohio State's bringing me in to play."

Scott admitted he originally committed to Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators but had a change of heart and will play his college football at Ohio State.

"Yes I did commit to Florida," Scott explained. "But I realized that was a mistake on my part and I switched my commitment to Ohio State. Coach Meyer wasn't too happy with my decision but I know it's the right thing for me to do."

Why Ohio State?

"Mainly because of the tradition and this coaching staff," he said. "I just want to play for Jim Tressel. I was up for the Penn State game and the atmosphere was awesome. It rained most of the game but nobody was leaving. They just stayed behind the team and I loved that."

Scott said that he will enroll early at Ohio State and is anxious for spring practice to begin.

"Yes I'm coming in early," he said. "I'll be taking part in everything in the spring. I talked with coach Beckman a lot about what my role will be. He said to concentrate on special teams first as a quick way to get on the field. I know they're losing Ted Ginn and Tony Gonzalez in the return game and I hope to win one of those spots. Then I want to earn reps at cornerback."

Scott also talks regularly with some of his future teammates at Ohio State.

"I talk with Malcolm Jenkins a lot," Scott noted. "I've also spoken with Nate Oliver and Brian Rolle. We talk about what we want to accomplish next year. For me, I'm just looking to come in and compete. I want to be on the field, wherever I can find a spot. I want to contribute to winning a national championship next year."

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