January 20, 2008
TCU the leader for Scott?
With the graduation of two future NFL bound players in David Roach and Brian Bonner, one of the key positions TCU has to fill in the 2008 class is safety. The Frogs demand a lot from the safety position in the 4-2-5 scheme, and one player who fits the mold is Baton Rouge(LA)Southern Lab safety Chris Scott.
Scott is known as one of the hardest-hitting safeties around and with one look at his highlights it's glaringly obvious. Scott had been committed to Baylor for months but decided to re-open his recruitment after Baylor decided to switch to a 4-3 scheme which he says doesn't fit his style.
Whether or not it was Scott wanting a different scheme or Baylor wanting to evaluate him, it has opened his eyes to other schools including TCU, who happens to excel at the 4-2-5. Scott, who also holds offers from North Carolina, Tulsa, Southern Miss, and Baylor among others, was in Ft. Worth this weekend to see what the Frogs have to offer.
"I loved it," he said. "I love the place, Coach Patterson is coming down Wednesday to visit with me and my mom and if everything goes well on that visit I'll probably commit and play my college ball at TCU. Marcus Jackson was my host, he was a nice guy. We hung out with all the players and I got along with them."
Scott was impressed with all facets of the university as well as future development.
"They showed me around campus, the academic center, the student lounge," he said. "It was all nice especially the new dormitories. TCU would be a nice place for me to go to play ball."
One factor working in the Frog's corner is the defense they run and the spots left open with Roach's and Bonner's departure.
"The coach was telling me they have two safeties that are going to get drafted," Scott said. "He said they will have two spots open so if I come in and work hard and I'm conditioned good then I could come in there and play right away and maybe start."
Purplemenace.com will continue to track Scott's recruitment and see if the Frogs can land the Rivals three-star prospect.
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