Twin SMU commits "firmly committed"

Patrick got an update on the Scott brothers, who continue to add BCS offers while preparing for their senior season.

Michael Scott and Delontae Scott committed to SMU in early June, but the brothers have continued to add BCS offers. Since committing, Iowa State, Iowa, and Minnesota have offered the linebackers from Irving (Tex.) Nimitz High School. But Delontae said that he and his twin brother are perfectly happy at SMU.

“We feel like we are pretty firmly committed,” Delontae added.

SMU was the one of the first schools to offer both Delontae and Michael, and they previously told Pony Stampede that the chance to play close to home and play linebacker (as opposed to defensive end) was too much to pass up.

Michael said that SMU linebackers coach Eric Daniels is still planning for them to play outside linebacker. Daniels also has kept in contact with both brothers regularly; Michael estimated that he talks to Daniels three times per week, while Delontae added that he talks to him “at least once per week.”

Michael and Delontae have not made any visits to other schools, but also have not planned an official visit to SMU.

“Probably not,” Michael said when asked if he and Delontae would take an official. “I haven’t really thought about it because [SMU is] so close to home.”

Despite not planning the official visit, the Scotts have been to SMU many times this summer, and said they will be there a lot more. Delontae said he and Michael will join fellow SMU commit Cristian Williams on the Hilltop in early August.

The brothers said they have been working out together with some of their Nimitz teammates, and both said they are eager to have strong senior seasons.

“I feel really good [about the season], because we have a good chance of going to the playoffs,” Michael said. “Hopefully we can make a nice run, it’s my last year so I’m trying to take advantage of it.”

The Scotts will be leaders on Nimitz’s defense, but both said that they think they can improve parts of their game.

“[I’m working on] my speed and my ability to change directions,” Michael said. “I’m also trying to maintain my strength.”

“I want to work on my strength and my football IQ,” Delontae added.

Michael is 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, while Delontae measures 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds. Kansas State, California and Southern Illinois had also offered both.

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