More ACC Programs Express Interest In Scott

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Last November, following an excellent senior season, Green Run (Virginia Beach, VA) running back Anthony Scott landed a scholarship offer from Virginia Tech. He will further explore Tech the weekend of January 24-26, when he makes his official visit to Blacksburg, but by then the Hokies could have some company in terms of ACC schools that have offered.

Updating the latest on the 5’10”, 180-pound Scott’s recruitment, Green Run head coach Jeff McGowan said: “He has already been to Old Dominion on an official visit. He is going to ECU [on January 17] and Virginia Tech [on January 24]. UNC has started to show interest, and Clemson is showing a little interest too. The next month could be really hectic for Anthony.”

A Signing Day decision could happen, but if Scott finds the right fit he won’t hesitate to jump on it.

“I think if one of the visits clicks, he would just do it,” McGowan said of Scott possibly committing before Signing Day. “He does not want to drag other people along if he is ready. He also knows it could impact other players getting a scholarship.”

Scott has made it clear that he wants to play running back on the college level. ECU, which has a commitment from Scott’s Green Run teammate, defensive lineman Shaun James, initially offered as a cornerback but now likes him as a tailback. Virginia Tech is recruiting Scott on the offensive side of the ball as well.

“Virginia Tech looked at him initially as a cornerback, but once Coach Stinespring saw him he came up to me and said Anthony is a tailback,” McGowan said. “They like what he can do out of the backfield.”

Scott, who attended Virginia Tech’s one-day camp last June, will be part of a huge Hokies recruiting weekend January 24-26. The list of visitors that weekend includes another uncommitted Virginia Beach star in defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi.

“Ant has been busy with track, so I haven’t talked to him much recently,” McGowan answered when asked where Tech stood on Scott’s list. “He has been [to Virginia Tech] once. He wants to go up there to see how the campus and everything else is.”

TSL’s Take

I had a chance to see Scott in person at the 2013 Chesapeake Bowl. His speed is real. He got most of his touches as a kick returner on special teams in that game,