Quite a few schools have been showing interest in 2016 Spartanburg High quarterback Austin Scott early in the process. Schools from the ACC, Big Ten, SEC, and other conferences are all actively in the hunt. One school in fact has told him he's their number one prospect on their board currently. We sat down with Scott on Wednesday to talk about it all and more.
Due to participating in the National Select 7 on 7 championship in Alabama last week Scott was unable to make it to Wake Forest who held a camp for prospective quarterbacks to be seen. Although he didn't attend the event he says Wake Forest told him where he stands currently during an earlier visit to Winston Salem.
"They told me that I am their number one quarterback for the 2016 class and they want me up for some games! They asked me to call about once every week to keep in touch because they can't call due to NCAA rules."
Scott says coach Ruggiero, the Demon Deacons quarterbacks coach, and head coach Dave Clawson both told him that after that previous camp and he was called in to Clawson's office.
Another school that the Spartanburg prospect has camped with since our intro interview with him is Penn State. He talked about his time with the Nittany Lions.
"It was pretty good! I learned a lot and they asked me to send my highlight tape up there. The coaches said I can throw it good and my mechanics and feet are good too."
Scott says he was able to see all the football facilities, locker room, weight room, indoor facility, and the stadium while he was there.
We asked him what aspect of Penn State stood out the most for him?
"Probably just all of the football facilities!"
"UNC keeps wanting and asking me to come up there but I haven't had time with all the 7 on 7's. Tennessee is just about the same since camp. Basically waiting and see what happens next so I can go."
The 2016 prospect hopes to have quite a few gameday visits this fall too. He outlined the schools he'd like to check out on Saturdays.
"I would like to go to Wake Forest, North Carolina, Tennessee, and maybe Penn State. I might go with Tavien to some other schools if he let's me (laughs)."
Speaking of his 4-star running back Tavien Feaster we asked Scott how things went for his Vikings during 7 on 7 play. They competed in the National Select 7 on 7 Championships in Alabama and entered the mix as the only team to win two qualifiers.
"Well we finished 4th in the nation! Probably should of won it but we were playing without one of our star wide receivers Tavaris Scott. We went 9-4 down there and lost in the semifinals. We are clicking great and we are so much more ahead than where we were last year and I feel really great about this year."
"I was 198-299 there with a 66% completion rate and had 43 touchdowns there."
From there Scott is looking to transfer his success early on into his junior season and beyond for the Vikings. For more updates with the talented signal caller keep it right here wit SCPrepNation.com!
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