Scott Talks Possible PSU Visit

A talented athlete on both sides of the ball, Maryland prospect DeAndre Scott is looking at PSU and talks about possible plans for a visit.

DeAndre Scott from Frederick, Md., is a Class of 2011 athlete who is hoping to make a late push on the recruiting front. The Governor Thomas Johnson High alent played well on both sides of the ball as a cornerback, in the slot as a receiver and then on special teams.

All told, Scott registered 45 tackles and six interceptions, including one that went for a pick six. As a running back, he was a reliable option for catching the ball, hauling in 35 receptions for 450 yards and five receiving touchdowns. And he found pay dirt on special teams, tallying five kickoff return touchdowns and one punt return for a score.

Those were gaudy numbers for a Thomas Johnson program that peaked early, winning four games by mid-season but losing in the first round of the playoffs. Scott, whose brother plays for Central Michigan, holds an offer from CMU and Navy but is hoping for other programs to chime in. The senior is registering steady interest from Penn State, among other programs.

"They are pretty much telling me they liked my game film, now they want to see my final highlights," Scott said. "They talk to me a lot. I like what I'm hearing."

Penn State is a program Scott wants to learn more about, along with Cincinnati, Kansas State, Navy and Rutgers, and FCS powerhouse Delaware. Scott hopes to make some recruiting visits before the end of the year.

The Nittany Lions seem to fit the mold of where Scott is looking to go. He lists academics as his first priority along with graduation rate and the overall environment of the program among his most important factors in picking a school.

And with Scott potentially lining up an unofficial visit to Penn State, he shared why he likes the program so much and why he is hopeful to get a late offer from the school. Schools are recruiting Scott to play either as a slot receiver or cornerback.

"I just really like them," Scott said. "I think I can fit in there, especially with their style of play, the way their receivers and their corners are used."

And with his senior year over, Scott said he'll be taking the time to adjust to a new schedule and spend more time focusing on college and the looming decision.

"I haven't really thought about the process lately due to the season and concentrating on my academics," Scott said. "But now that the season is over, I'm focusing on my academics twice as hard, scheduling trips and doing research."


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