RECRUITING: Top Georgia OL to visit Norman?

Lovejoy, Ga. offensive tackle Chris Scott talks about his game and interest in Oklahoma.


Chris Scott has established himself as one of the very best offensive lineman in the South, but his talents are also allowing him to be recognized as one of the very best in the country.

Blessed with great size and strength, Scott moves pretty well for a big man and has learned the science of protecting his quarterback's blindside at left tackle.

"I love the position because it is important I don't allow our quarterback to get hit," said Scott. "My goal is to make sure that his blindside is protected and that his uniform stays clean the entire game."

Scott will be a three-year starter this season at left tackle and he lettered as a freshman. Scott is a very efficient OL grading out at 90 percent for the season with 46 pancake blocks. Scott can bench 355 pounds, squats 435 and he has posted a vertical jump of 26 inches, which is impressive for a man his size. Scott went out for track for the first time this past year and threw the discus and shot, and he plans to go at it pretty hard next year.

Thus far this summer, Scott has taken unofficial visits to Georgia Tech and Duke, and last summer he camped at Florida State and Auburn. Last season he went to Michigan last season to watch the Wolverines take on Notre Dame and he went to Georgia to watch the Bulldogs and Alabama. At this point Scott has 18 offers and he is trying to sort through them all.

"I really don't have a favorite team," said Scott. "I have a number of schools that I am looking at and I have a couple of schools that are recruiting me very hard that are in the running. Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida, LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Duke and Maryland are all schools that I am still considering.

"Nebraska, Mississippi, Georgia and Duke are probably recruiting me the hardest. I have a pretty good interest in Oklahoma. They have one of the best programs in the country and they have a legendary coach in Bob Stoops. I have enjoyed talking to coach (Kevin) Wilson and Coach (Cale) Gundy. They have a program that is always going to be in contention for a national title. Right now they are one of the schools that I am considering for one of my five visits. But I am not sure about my visits at this time."

Scott's grades look good.

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