Raymond Scott has put together a great offseason, which included a standout performance at The Opening Los Angeles earlier this month.
The four-star linebacker from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne has been on the radar for quite some time but still continues to impress, showing good coverage skills down field and also the fluidity to stick with running backs. Scott is a veteran in the passing league circuit and, though he's much better suited for football in pads, he has proven to be more than just a big hitter.
On the recruiting front, the 6-foot-1, 222-pound prospect committed to USC nearly a year ago and, while new schools joined the chase with scholarship offers, Scott remains happily content with his pledge to the nearby program.
"One hundred percent solid," Scott said last weekend at the Passing Down 7on7 Elite tournament. "The family atmosphere with the coaches and staff, through the students around SC, being there it just feels like I belong there. Me, personally, I feel like I belong there. I love the atmosphere altogether."
"We haven't really been talking but the last time I talked to (UCLA coach Scott White), he really wanted me to come up there and check it out. I've never really been up there at UCLA to meet with coaches and everything, so it would be great to see how it is.
"I keep in touch with (other coaches) just to show respect through recruiting. I just don't want to give negativity to every other coach just because I'm committed. It's all respect."
Though he doesn't anticipate his commitment changing, Scott does intend to take some visits this summer to accompany his teammates on their out-of-state trips.
"I'm sure exactly which schools, but there are going to be some visits this summer," Scott said.