Looking for the Fit

Seeing his recruitment take off, Maryland prospect E.J. Scott has taken in offers from the East Coast and the Midwest. Now, the goal for Scott is find which campus is the right fit and what position schools like Wisconsin want him to play.

There aren't many teams that are better around the country, or loaded with more talent, than Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, MD). While he has seen many of his teammates' recruitments heat up, E.J. Scott has started to see his garner more excitement as well.

Despite being 5-foot-10, this wide out has started to stand out amongst the crowd. He has gained interest from around the country. "Iowa, Rutgers, Virginia, and Wisconsin have offered,' Scott said. "I am still in contact with Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Pitt and get mail from a bunch of other schools."

Scott accumulated 18 catches for 475 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior, but playing wide receiver isn't the only thing that this athlete can do.

"My primary position is WR," Scott explained, "but I can play either that or corner. A lot of schools are recruiting me as a receiver, but some corner too."

Scott said he didn't have a preference to a position, and was just looking for a good fit.

As for his plans for later in the Spring and Summer, Scott said, "I am going to go up to Rutgers in the Spring and go to a few other schools in the Spring. I am definitely going to some one day camps."

He has already gone to a few campuses on the East coast. "I went to three junior days. I've been to Maryland, Pitt and Virginia. They were all good schools."

One of his most recent offers was from Wisconsin. The Badgers have offered a number of his teammates as well. "They have been talking to my coach a lot. I have talked to Coach Cooks. I actually gave him a call yesterday (March 10), but it is difficult to contact them when they can't call you back. He has talked to my coach a lot though."

Despite the limited contact with the coaches at Wisconsin, Scott has a good opinion of the program. When asked what he thought about the offer, Scott replied, "A lot, just because I was just real excited. It is such a strong program and they have a great reputation. It is a great school and great program."

Wisconsin seems to have what Scott is looking for in a school. He is looking for a school with good academics, good coaching, and a place where he fits in well.

As with many of the prospects in recent recruiting cycles, Scott's decision could be made fairly early in the process. "I am not sure, but probably sometime before the season," Scott explained.


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