Scott Korte - 6'4/240/4.8
Fontainbleau high school (LA) defensive lineman Scott Korte is 6'3, 240-pounds, and runs a 4.8-forty. It's no wonder why SMU is interested in the 2009 defensive end. The son of former NFL player Steve Korte, Scott visited the Hilltop yesterday getting a tour from SMU wide receiver's coach Jeff Reinebold.
"I was blown away. I knew it would be nice hear, but I didn't expect anything like this," stated Korte to PonyStampede.com. "It was amazing. I have been to a lot of schools and this is definitely the nicest campus."
Korte, who recorded close to 100 tackles last season for the Bulldogs, feels his recruiting has been somewhat slow due to his former high school coach. Korte states that he was not very helpful in recruiting for his players. Now, the 2009 prospect is trying to get noticed on his own visiting places like Ole Miss, Alabama, Southern Miss, Arkansas (his dad's former school), and S.E. Louisiana. His only official offer at this point is from the Lions.
"I really want to make a decision probably early to mid-season. I don't want to be thinking about it late in my season. I want to focus on football during my senior year," said Korte. "I'm looking for a school that I can have a great experience. I also really want a good education."
"I like how SMU is rebuilding here. I think it would be great to be part of something like that. Something that is way bigger than me. They are going to turn it around here and I would like to be part of it."
Along with Korte's father's pro experience, Scott's brother Steven was selected by the Packers as a free agent after a college career at LSU.
SMU doesn't have many scholarships left in the 2009 recruiting class, but Korte will be a player that PonyStampede.com keeps an eye on. He is planning on taking in at least one game this fall. He could end up being a player that SMU offers late in the recruiting process, but at this time Korte is just high on their radar.
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