Led by the recruiting efforts of defensive backs coach Daronte Jones, the University of Wisconsin is making the state of Maryland a main recruiting priority. Having already offered some of their top prospects in the state, the Badgers added to that list after offering Upper Marlboro Riverdale Baptist junior cornerback Sir Patrick Scott.
While he has been staying humble throughout the process, this Wisconsin offer is one that his him excited.
“My coach called me on the phone and let me know about it,” Scott told BadgerNation. “I was a bit excited since Wisconsin is a big time school, so it felt good. I know I can’t get too big headed though. I know I have to keep working and grinding taking no days off.”
The 6-1, 190-pound defensive back sits as a three-star recruit by Scout.com and the No. 55 ranked cornerback in the nation. Despite his high ranking and multiple offers, his sights are on getting a degree and succeeding off the football field, which definitely is something he’s very intrigued about with Wisconsin.
“I talked to Coach Jones on the phone earlier and he told me that the school was top 20 in the country in academics, so that attracted me a lot,” said Scott. “Academics are very important to me. This world can take a lot from you, but one thing it can’t is your degree, so I take it very serious. I have a lot of people in my corner pushing me in academics, so I feel as though I can’t let them down. Education is the only way I can make it.”
Scott has heard from most of the Big Ten, but one school he has yet to have much contact with is the hometown Terrapins.
“Maryland doesn’t communicate with me at all,” said Scott. “I wouldn’t say I’m not interested, it’s just they haven’t thrown themselves out there to try and reach me. I’ve met Coach Locksley a couple months back and that’s the last I saw him. I wouldn’t mind taking a visit down there and seeing what they have to offer.”
During this offseason Scott hopes to visit several schools, including the Badgers.
“I plan on visiting Michigan State this summer,” said Scott. “Hopefully I can get back to Wake Forest for spring and possibly Penn State. I do plan on visiting Wisconsin. A major setback about visiting is transportation, but hopefully something will work out and I can get down there. Everything falls under transportation (with the visits).”