Scarlett Working to Narrow List

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive end Brennan Scarlett is planning to whittle list in near future and he said the California Pac-10 schools are all in the mix...

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive lineman Brennan Scarlett (6-5, 250) has had his senior year come to an early end, or more of a pause.

Scarlett broke his collarbone last month diving for a catch, but his rehab is going well and there is a strong chance he'll return for the state playoffs.

"It's doing great," said Scarlett. "My hopes are that I come back for playoffs and I'll be fully healed by that time. We're taking it week by week and hoping it's healed. Everything is going well though, the surgery went well."

Scarlett has been selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and said he should be completely healed by then and get to play in the game.

In the meantime, Scarlett's phone has been ringing off the hook since September 1st. But the injury has put recruiting, at least his visits, on the back burner.

"I haven't taken any officials yet," said Scarlett. "I'm still in the process of narrowing schools down and giving everyone a chance. Then I'll decide the visits from there. I'll take at least probably four trips."

Scarlett said no school has emerged as a favorite, but did acknowledge a good chunk of his interest is going towards the Pac-10 schools.

"I love both the in-state schools, Oregon and Oregon State," said Scarlett. "And I love the California schools, they're great. And I like the schools on the other side of the country, like Oklahoma, LSU and Notre Dame. Hopefully I can get back there, but I only get five visits."

Scarlett has been a frequent guest at Oregon and Oregon State but said he didn't anticipate visiting them officially.

"I probably won't visit the in-state schools officially," said Scarlett. "I've been there to each of them a bunch of times."

Scarlett, though, said all four California schools are very much in the mix.

"I went to all of the California schools this summer, and they are all great campuses. I like all the California Pac-10 schools, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Cal. "I loved all of them. I'm guessing all four of them will end up on the final list when I narrow it down. I can't really narrow it down from those four to which one I like the best."

Scarlett said most of the attention is coming as a defensive end, but that some schools like his versatility.

"Some schools are saying tight end, some are saying outside linebacker," said Scarlett.

Scarlett said he didn't have a timetable in place for when he'll decide.

"I'm not too sure when, but it will be after I take my visits," said Scarlett. "By then, I'll decide what is the best place for me."

Academically, Scarlett is solid, with a 3.8 GPA and a 1700 on the SAT.


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