Scarlett has officials in mind

Four-star running back Jordan Scarlett made a big splash when he committed to Florida Atlantic. The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas standout remains quite happy with his pledge to the Owls, but he's got a few out-of-state officials in mind.

Schools will continue to recruit Jordan Scarlett until the day he signs. The four-star running back remains committed to Florida Atlantic, but he does plan to take his visits in the future.

"I'm not sure about all five of my official visits, but I'm definitely going to take one to Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Ohio State," Scarlett said.

The Badgers program has the 5-foot-11, 200-pound back's attention because they boast a strong run-game.

"They really run the football, I feel like I could fit in well in their offensive scheme as far as getting downhill with the football and getting more yards," he said.

Ohio State is another program the South Florida standout has his eye on.

"I just love the way the offense is and I love the coach, (running backs) coach (Stan) Drayton, he's a really good guy, he's really a good role model. Ohio State is a good, winning, Big Ten team and they have a great offensive line, so it wouldn't be a bad choice," Scarlett said.

South Carolina is definitely another school to keep an eye on. Scarlett's former Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University school teammate, Skai Moore, had a great freshman season for the Gamecocks last year.

"South Carolina, I have Skai Moore who goes there, he says it's great a experience if you're trying to play as a freshman, South Carolina is the place to be because they give you a chance," he said.

While Scarlett has three out-of-state visits in mind, he says it's the in-state schools that are recruiting him the most right now.

"I would have to say the University of Miami and Florida State (are working on me the hardest)," he said.

Miami running backs coach Hurlie Brown is Scarlett's main recruiter for the Hurricanes.

"We have a really good relationship. He used to play defensive back back in the day, now he's the running backs coach, we just have a really good bond," Scarlett said.

For the Seminoles, it's linebackers coach Bill Miller and tight ends coach Tim Brewster that recruit Scarlett the most. Brewster continues to be a popular recruiter in Florida and Scarlett says his personality is just good to be around.

"He's a great guy, he just always keeps us in happy spirits and is always talking about FSU and the great things there," Scarlett said.

Then there's FAU. The school Scarlett is committed to. The standout running back started a wave of big-time recruiting for the Owls when he committed there. Several of his friends have joined him in the class, including standout cornerback Rashard Causey. Scarlett remains excited about what he and his friends are building at FAU in this class.

"It's a great experience, I'm really loving all of the coaches there. I feel like it's family there, but at the end of the day, I have to make the best decision for me. As it looks right now, FAU is that decision. I can't wait for their season this year, I know they're going to do great. Hopefully, I can bring some more guys to FAU and we can really start something good," he said.

With a long way to go until Signing Day, this recruitment is sure to be interesting along the way. Scout.com will have the latest.


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