Scarlett To Announce Next Week

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive end Brennan Scarlett will announce on Thursday, and UCLA is in his final five...

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive end Brennan Scarlett is down to five schools, and by next Thursday, that list will be whittled down to one.

"I'm announcing next Thursday at my school," said Scarlett. "It's pretty wide open right now, but next week, I'll get it in my mind, which one is my leader, and then I'll make my decision."

The five schools include California, Stanford, USC and UCLA as well as Notre Dame.

Scarlett broke down the five finalists.

Notre Dame: "I love Notre Dame's tradition and I think that Brian Kelly will turn the program around as it is right now. I think they'll be real successful in the future."

California: "It's a good program and they have a great coaching staff. I get along really well with them and think they'll be good again real soon."

Stanford: "The academics are the biggest piece there. Their academics are second to none and that is big to my family. They had a great season."

USC: "I love that they're consistently good on the football field. It being a private school also stands out. I don't think that their troubles will affect them much."

UCLA: "I think that Coach Neuheisel will be able to turn things around. I love the area that it's in and I loved my trip up there."

"I've seen all the coaches at all five schools and have had each of them in for in-home visits," said Scarlett. "So I won't be having any more in-home visits."

Scarlett is looking forward to getting the process over.

"I just want to get this over with so I can focus on basketball," said Scarlett.

The four-star said he continues to recover from a collarbone injury that cost him much of his senior season.

Brandon is in his sixth year with Scout.com, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining Scout, he spent three years as an o-line and tight ends coach in the high school ranks.
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