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2014 CB holds first offer

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One offer is in for Virginia Beach (Va.) Green Run 2014 cornerback Anthony Scott. The 5-foot-9, 180-pounder pulled the offer from the Big 12, but other schools are moving in.
"West Virginia offered, other than that, nobody else really has," Green Run head coach Shawn Wilson said. "West Virginia is the only one that has seen him. They saw him on the spot and offered a verbal. He doesn't even have tape out to colleges, so it's all word of mouth. West Virginia just saw him working out."
According to Wilson, Scott is taking it all in stride.
"He's a humble kid," he said. "He doesn't say much. He's got big dreams of going to college and works hard, but he doesn't understand this whole thing yet. This is his first year on varsity, he played JV last year."
Wilson confirmed he is planning to take Scott on some visits later this year likely to James Madison, Old Dominion and Virginia.
He noted that interest is picking up from numerous other schools including the Cavaliers and Hokies.
"They are all asking about him and his name is around," he said. "We haven't really put a tape together, but he's got plenty of tape from this year. He was an elite rusher this season and once the year is over, he'll have plenty of offers."
Despite being a two-way threat for Green Run, Wilson believes Scott's position is at cornerback at the next level.
"He's a very explosive kid," he said. "He's been playing defensive back for us, safety. He's athletic enough to play at safety, but he's a corner. He's got good hips and can run well. The thing is, he still doesn't know how to run. He's just very quick and this is all raw talent.
"He's a great athlete too. He was the leading rusher in the area before he got banged up a bit. He's just an all-around player. He listens well and is a pretty good student."
Scott may not be the only prospect at Green Run to watch next year. Wilson has a player that could emerge as a senior in 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end Shawn James.
"He could be like Mark Hall (Virginia)," he said. "He's got to develop and learn faster, but he just came out from being a basketball player this year in the eleventh grade. Honestly, next year is his year. He's got good grades though."
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