Michigan State '15 OH RB - L.J. Scott (Michigan State Verbal)

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  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

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    Buckeyes Offer In-State Four Star..............Ohio State has offered another in-state player, and Hubbard four-star tailback L.J. Scott is the latest to hear from the Buckeyes. The power runner received the news from head coach Urban Meyer.
     
  2. PHATBUCK13

    PHATBUCK13 My favorite athlete of all time is Myself

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    When Urban offers an in-state Ohio kid, it is an OFFER....

    If Scott wants in, he's in, period...

    I think he deserves the offer...
     
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    Ohio State "finally" up and offered Hubbard (OH) running back L.J. Scott on Wednesday, making him approximately the 18th tailback to receive a Buckeye offer in the 2015 class.

    Scott is expected to make a visit to Ohio State on March 22 per Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports.

    While Scott grew up a fan of the Buckeyes, he is currently intrigued by the thought of playing with his brother Isiah, a three-star 2015 linebacker. Isiah currently has an offer from Kentucky, as does L.J.

    Per Wiltfong, Michigan State is also looking at Isiah, which could make the Spartans difficult to beat.

    Urban Meyer called Scott on Wednesday.

    "It was nice to talk to him and everything," he told Wiltfong. "He was telling me about Ohio State and how it's really hard to get into that school if you’re not doing well on your grades. That was the first thing he said to me was the grades."

    Scott, who has already committed to playing in the Under Armour All-American Game next January, isn't in much of a hurry to offer up a commitment.
     
  4. Arapahoe

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    I like Scott a lot and would love to have him in this class so hopefully he gets those grades up so it's possible for him.
     
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    In-State Running Back L.J. Scott Gets Buckeye Offer

    By Tony Gerdeman

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State has extended a scholarship offer to 2015 four-star running back L.J. Scott, per Rivals' Marc Givler.

    Scott (6-1 217) was a First-Team Division III All-State performer for Hubbard (OH) High School last season after rushing for 1,681 yards and 21 touchdowns.

    It has been a busy few weeks for Scott, as he has recently added offers from Alabama and Auburn. He also holds offers from Michigan State, Tennessee, West Virginia and Kentucky.

    The offer came as a bit of a surprise as it seemed Ohio State was intent to wait a bit longer on Scott. Perhaps the offer happening now was a response to the SEC offers as well as Scott's rising interest in Michigan State.

    Ohio State's perceived slowness in offering belies Scott's rankings among the recruiting services. He is a consensus four-star tailback, and Rivals ranks him their #5 running back in the entire 2015 class.

    ESPN and 247Sports both rank him as their #12 tailback, and Scout lists him as the #9 running back in the nation.

    He is arguably the top running back in Ohio, and certainly the most decorated in terms of offers. He also compares favorably to the top running backs in the state over the last few years according to John McCallister of the McCallister Scouting Report.

    "L.J. Scott is a good player," McCallister said. "He's big, he's strong, he's fast. He's started since he was a freshman. He's just a very good player. He's in that group of top Ohio running backs of the last few years. He's played a long time, he's good."

    As McCallister mentioned, Scott has started for Hubbard since his freshman season, when he rushed for 1,176 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 8.9 yards per carry. In fact, in the very first quarter of his very first varsity game he went 83 yards against Poland for a touchdown. He finished that game with eight carries for 122 yards.

    In 10 games as a freshman, Scott rushed for over 100 yards in seven games, including outings of 189, 196 and 192 yards.

    He was named Special Mention All-Ohio as a sophomore in 2012 after rushing for 1,614 yards and 23 touchdowns. He averaged an impressive 9.6 yards per carry as well.

    He kicked off that sophomore season in perfect fashion, rushing for 201 yards on five carries in a 56-0 win over Collinwood. Each of his five carries went for touchdowns. It would be the first of four 200-yard rushing games on the season.

    In his senior season, he once again shined in the opener, rushing for 326 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-12 win over Lakeview. Two months later he would better that number by rushing for 355 yards in a 70-42 win over Northwest.

    For his career, Scott has rushed for 4,471 yards and 57 touchdowns in his first three seasons. He has averaged 9.4 yards per carry.

    What does this offer mean for Scott personally? It's probably pretty significant.

    Following his earning of a Player of the Week award as a freshman in 2011, he told the Warren Tribune-Chronicle, "After high school, I want to go to Ohio State and play football there."

    Obviously, plenty can change in the four years between a freshman season and a senior season, so while the Buckeyes might be an assumed favorite, it's probably too early to call them a lock.
     
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    GREAT SCOTT

    We've had a pretty good discussion going on here about Larry (LJ) Scott from Hubbard, the state's top 2015 running back. Scott is a substantial talent; he's big, he's fast and he runs with a purpose. He's everything you want from a running back and in a year when Ohio State is likely to sign two running backs, he's a player that you'd expect at an almost 100-percent likelihood to be a Buckeye come next February. Those odds, if possible, would have gone up this week when the Buckeyes offered Scott a scholarship.

    There is however, a fly in the ointment for Scott, and the Buckeyes are hoping it gets fleshed out soon enough. Scott's academic situation isn't clear and the Buckeyes' offer may very well be one of the conditional variety. If Scott continues to show improvement in the classroom (as has been reported) and Ohio State feels he'd clear NCAA standards, then he's got a spot. If not, they've at least made their intentions known to him and ultimately it falls on LJ if he chooses to go a different route.

    The most likely different route at this point is Michigan State. As a football team on the rise and with less rigorous academic standards, perhaps Scott views the Spartans as a bird in the hand; the Buckeyes are the two in the proverbial bush? Scott's confident that the Michigan State staff, who can sell him early playing time as a back in the LeVeon Bell mold, has a plan for him. That's why I still think at this point, Michigan State is the team to beat for Scott.
     
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    RB Larry Scott, Hubbard (OH)

    Ohio's top running back, who recently received an offer from the Buckeyes has a little bit of work to do in the classroom, but is definitely one of the top running backs in the class as a whole talent wise. He'll be at the practice Saturday as well and will have the opportunity to check out the campus too.

    Michigan State, West Virginia, Auburn, Alabama, Kentucky, and others are in this race right now, with the Spartans probably holding the early edge. Ohio State probably has some ground to make up, but it's definitely doable. Scott will be going to a big time school as long as he passes through the NCAA clearinghouse.
     
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    Buckeyes Now On Top For Scott?...............Hubbard tailback L.J. Scott is one of the top prospects in Ohio for the class of 2015, and his recruitment has exploded nationally. Although Michigan State has certainly grabbed his attention, did last weekend's visit to Ohio State change things?
     
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    L.J. Scott Decision Coming This Summer.........Hubbard four-star tailback L.J. Scott is one of the top players in Ohio for the class of 2015, and he has been a national recruit since his freshman season. With an impressive offer list, Scott is in the process of narrowing things down. Here is a video interview with Scott.
     
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    L.J. Scott Close To Committing.........Even though he has visited Michigan State several times in the past year, last weekend's trip to East Lansing for L.J. Scott brought him closer to a decision. The Hubbard four-star talked about his recent visit to check out the Spartans.
     
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    L.J. Scott (6-0 205) out of Hubbard, Ohio told Scout.com last week that he was 90% of the way towards committing to Michigan State, though he does still want to visit the Buckeyes again.

    Scott is ranked the #9 running back in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite. Being an in-state running back with an OSU offer, it was thought to be a formality that he would eventually end up a Buckeye. That can still happen, but at this point, the Buckeyes are trailing the Spartans for Scott's services.
     
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    This is what happens when you wait to offer Ohio kids........

     
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    Looks like Scott got the 6 star treatment yesterday and Urban has OSU back in the thick of things for Scott..........Ohio State vs Michigan State.

     
  18. Bucknut502

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    I'm assuming we are taking two RB's in this class...Scott and Harris would be ridiculous!
     
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    We are dropping like a rock,now down to 55 in team rec.OY!VEY holy crap and OY!GEVALT!
     
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    I think Coach Meyer is trying to destroy Ohio State football. That seems to be his plan. It's really depressing.
     
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