Scott Ready To Check Out Ohio State

During the season, Cordale Scott said he was focused on his Glenville Tarblooders' chances at a state title. Now that those hopes fell just short, Scott's recruitment could be heating up. The three-star wideout plans to be in Columbus this weekend to check out the OSU campus. found out what the 6-3, 200-pounder hopes to learn about his home state's biggest school.

Of Ohio State's 15 verbal commitments for the football class of 2008, none attend Cleveland Glenville High School.

Of course, that would make this class, as presently constituted, an outlier when it comes to the past number of seasons. Every class head coach Jim Tressel has signed except his first one in 2001 has included at least one Tarblooder.

But one Glenville player – three-star wideout Cordale Scott – has an offer from Ohio State and will be taking his official visit this weekend. Scott plans to trip to Columbus Saturday night (Dec. 8), stay the night and then return to Cleveland Sunday.

"I've seen a lot of football (down there) so I want to see the academic part of the school, the campus, the dorms," he told "That's pretty much it. Just have a good time."

Scott has been to Ohio State games before in Ohio Stadium, most recently for OSU's Sept. 22 shellacking of Northwestern. This time, he'll be hosted by a former Tarblooder teammate when he visits Ohio State's Columbus campus.

"I think it's between Jermale Hines, Robert Rose or Ray Small," he said. "It'll be one of them. I haven't seen them in a long time so it's going to be real fun getting back with those guys for two days."

Scott's final season at Glenville ended on a sour note when the Tarblooders and head coach Ted Ginn Sr. lost in a Division I regional final against Ohio's Mr. Football, quarterback Bart Tanski, and Mentor despite two kickoff return touchdowns by Scott. Before that, the Tarblooders knocked off traditional Cleveland power St. Ignatius in the regional quarterfinals.

"Like every senior, you want to win a state championship, but just playing with that great group of guys, such as (OSU defensive tackle recruit) Shawntel (Rowell) – me and him led the team – it was real fun," Scott said. "Playing with (defensive tackle) Dawawn (Whitner) and some of the great juniors like (tackle) Marcus Hall – it was just fun playing with them, being in the locker room and joking around with them."

The 6-3, 200-pound Scott finished as a first-team All-Ohio defensive back but could play offense or defense in college. He was able to overcome a midseason shoulder injury that caused him to miss a game to get that all-state honor.

He said his top four is composed of Ohio State, Illinois, North Carolina and Wisconsin, but there is no favorite.

"I just want to check all of them out," he said.

As for when he'll make his choice, Scott said, "I'm going to wait it out, just take my time."

Ohio State already has a commitment from wideout DeVier Posey of Cincinnati LaSalle, and Dublin (Ohio) Coffman product Jake Stoneburner could play either wide receiver or tight end in college.

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