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Four-star LB Raymond Scott committed, but taking a look

Four-star USC linebacker commit Raymond Scott says that he is still solid with USC, but he's planning to check out a couple of other schools to see what they have to offer.

Despite heavy overtures from other schools, four-star linebacker Raymond Scott remains committed to USC.

“I’m still solid with SC,” the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Harbor City (Calif.) Nathaniel Narbonne product said. “but I’m still interesting in seeing how other schools are.”

Scott is planning a trip across the country to Georgia this spring and would also like to visit Oklahoma during the summer. Those two schools have been recruiting him the hardest, so he wants to keep an open mind and give them an opportunity to prove themselves.

“I really don’t know much about them, but they keep in contact with me,” Scott said of Georgia. “Once I go out there, I’ll see how the relationship is and everything. 

“With Oklahoma, they actually really, really love me. They send me like letters and all that. I really love the relationship we have between us, so I’m really looking forward to going out there to see how it is.”

But Scott says his commitment to become a Trojan remains in tact. The Trojans brought in a strong recruiting class, including four linebackers and have three more committed in the 2018 class. That includes Scott, who over the last two years has tallied 240 tackles, including 35 for a loss, according to MaxPreps.

Despite three of those commits/signees being outside linebackers and two more having the versatility to play inside or out, Scott sees himself still being one of the Trojans’ outside linebackers of the future. But he is open to doing whatever is best for the team.

“Whatever [position] it comes up to when I get there, that’s where I’m at.”

Scott keeps in contact with head coach Clay Helton as well as assistants Johnny Nansen and Tee Martin and has an open line of communication.

“I’ve got a good relationship between those. There’s always been a great connection [at USC],” Scott said. “Being there, I love the feeling and the family atmosphere with the fans, recruitment, coaches and everything. It’s always been a good fit between us. I just love the school. It’s my hometown school. Always going to be there.”

“But at the end of the day, it’s whatever school that you feel like is there for you. I think SC is there for me as of now, but I’m still going to take visits and see how everything else is going.”

USC recruiting analyst Gerard Martinez contributed to this story.

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