Still On Top For Scott

Ohio State's history of landing top-notch players out of Cleveland Glenville high school is well-known. The next likely Tarblooder to become a Buckeye could be wide receiver Cordale Scott, who spoke with us on his summer goals, his future plans and where he would like to play in college.

After a track season that culminated with his school's fifth consecutive state championship, Cordale Scott said he wanted to take a break from the recruiting process.

The speedy wideout from Cleveland Glenville, who is ranked as a four-star prospect by, did not have much time to relax however. Shortly after his track season wrapped up, it was off to participate in head coach Ted Ginn Jr.'s annual bus tour to colleges across the region.

For Scott, it marked the second time he took part in the tour.

"It's pretty much the same," he told "Long, but you still get coached there 24 hours. That's the good thing about it. "We went to all the schools in the northeast like Ball State, Marshall, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Illinois."

All the aforementioned schools had already offered Scott, who said he did not pick up any new offers while on the tour.

The OSU camp stood out, he said, due to its sheer size.

"It was cool," he said. "There were really a lot of kids there. It wasn't like the other camps. You didn't really get evaluated as hard but you still got coached up."

After catching 27 passes for 380 yards and 4 touchdowns as a junior, Scott began receiving interest from the Buckeyes. Standing 6-3, 200 pounds, he also plays cornerback and quarterback for the Tarblooders.

While he admitted schools such as Indiana, Illinois and North Carolina were recruiting him the hardest, Scott left no doubt the Buckeyes were still leading for his services.

"They're not No. 1 recruiting, but yeah, they're still my favorite," he said.

Still, he admitted the Buckeyes were not in contact as frequently as they used to be since Scott's phone does not allow for text messaging.

He said he was impressed with what Fighting Illini head coach Ron Zook is putting together in Champaign.

"Just the coaching staff really there (is good)," Scott said. "When we went down there for camp, the players could just fit right in. They have a program they're about to turn around real quick, and some people want to be a part of that."

However, the OSU coaches have made it clear to Scott that they will not be taking more than four wideouts in their class of 2008.

"They said it will probably be just me, DeVier (Posey) and Jake (Stoneburner), but I think there's going to be another guy from Texas (Jeff Fuller), so probably four," he said.

Posey and Stoneburner keep in contact with Scott, but he said their friendship will not influence his final decision. The top factors for him will be the school's atmosphere the concern the coaching staff shows for its players.

For now, though, his primary focus is on getting ready for his senior season, when he will be expected to play wideout, quarterback and cornerback for Glenville. During the summer, he is primarily working on his route running and his overall skills to show people he could play on both sides of the ball in college if necessary.

However, he does not have a preference as to where he would like to play in college.

"The only role I would like to play is just making the team better," he said. "I'll play anywhere just to get on the field."

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