Cornerback Tim Scott out of Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge has pulled down two new offers recently. The 6-foot-0, 172-pounder landed his first from the SEC.
"I got offers from East Carolina and Tennessee," he said. "Tennessee is in the SEC of course and I think that's the hardest conference in college football. You have no week links and no games off. Most of the teams are in the top 25 and it's a hard game every single game."
The fact Tennessee is the first SEC school is especially notable for the corner.
"I think the best players play in the SEC and they are making me think I'm one of those by coming in," he said. "The Tennessee offer surprised me. They came to the school once and I never really talked to them."
The scholarships put Scott at five offers to join with Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia.
Does anyone stand out?
"I don't really have favorites," he stated. "I've visited three out of the five schools. I plan on visiting East Carolina and Tennessee this summer. I'm not sure on my other plans. I have no other visits scheduled. I'm not really thinking about one days though because I already have five offers."
Scott is looking for a few specific things in his future home.
"Really, it's just the fact I want a team that has a good philosophy on defense or offense, wherever they want me to play. I'll look at how many they have at that position and whether they are a championship team. I'll see if they are constantly winning and look at the team chemistry. I want to see also how I get along with the coaches."
A majority of schools are looking at Scott as a cornerback, however he mentioned East Carolina has mentioned the possibility of slot receiver as well.