Centennial QB says Dawgs are 'Right there'

Contrary to last year's quarterback recruitment, this year, Washington offensive coordinator Tim Lappano made it out to several schools during spring to watch some prospects throw and he's seen enough of Carson QB Matt Scott to extend an offer. Dawgman.com spoke to Scott recently and he talked about his recruitment, his summer plans and a timeline for a decision.

"Getting the Washington offer was big because they have been a school I really wanted to hear from," Scott told Dawgman.com. "I really like their offense, coach Lappano is a good guy and you have to admire what coach (Tyrone) Willingham has done in his career.

"Their offer basically puts them right there at the top for me. I really like them a lot."

Washington's offer joins Cal, Utah, Boise State, Minnesota, Arizona, San Diego State, UNLV and Idaho State.

"Last week, Utah and Boise State offered me as well," Scott said. "I've got quite a few offers and some of my favorites are in there, but I'm still basically open to everyone.

"I'm looking at the whole package when it comes to where I decide to go. I need to get along with the coaching staff, feel comfortable with the players and then it's all about the program and the academics that the school offers. I want it all."

Scott has been busy this spring. He hit the Adidas Combine at UCLA, he took in the Stanford NIKE combine in Palo Alto and he made it out the Scout.com Army All-American combine at the end of April.

"I'm sorta camped out actually," Scott said. "I also did the Elite 11 camp in addition to all those combines. It can get tiring, but I really wanted to show people and schools and coaches what I was made of and I think I've done that.

"I don't think I'm going to hit any team camps this summer. I'll probably just take unofficial visits to as many of the schools that have offered me and kind of go from there."

As far as a decision is concerned, Scott said he'd like to commit before his senior season begins.

"I've thought all along that I would commit before the season," Scott said. "It would just make things easier on me as a senior and I could just concentrate on me and my team's season.

"But if I don't feel comfortable making a decision, I'll hold off and take all my visits and then decide. I really need to make sure I'm making the right decision for me rather than just being quick to make a decision because that's what the plan was."

We'll have more from Scott as the summer moves along.

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