Four-star wide receiver Brandon Scott out of Woodbridge (Va.) Forest Park took two unofficial visits over the weekend. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder made his way to a Big Ten and an ACC school.
"I went to Penn State on Saturday and then Virginia on Sunday," he said. "Penn State was good. I got down there and watched them practice. They had an intersquad scrimmage, it was great.
"I really liked the way Coach McQueary was during practice. He was vocal and hands on. It was a rare practice where there was a lot of contact and it was very high-spirited. There was a lot of excitement from the players."
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Scott thoroughly enjoyed his trip to State College.
"After practice was done I got to have a one on one with Coach McQueary and Coach Johnson," he said. "Coach McQueary pulled me aside and told me how they are looking for two or three wide receivers and I'm at the top of his list. They just want to see me in person since I missed the year. Then, Coach Johnson reassured me and just said he wanted to see my speed. Once they see that he said that they could take the next step.
"I also got to take a visit around the school. I knew it was a big school, but my farthest class is only 15 minutes away. Plus, they have a great weight room. I didn't leave disappointed. They are at the top of my list."
On Sunday, Scott returned home to Virginia and made his way to Charlottesville.
"I got down there and sat with Coach Poindexter," he stated. "He let me know where I stand with them. Then, I talked to Coach Groh who coaches the linebackers. He told me with my size I may be able to play linebacker. A lot of people don't know this, but I played that my freshman and sophomore years. I love hitting people and that would be fine with me too.
"After that, I watched practice. It was freezing and cold, but it was nice. They blast their fight song during the practice to simulate a game day situation. I thought that was a good idea. Overall it was a good trip. I like Coach Poindexter. I've never met a coach who loves football more than him."
Virginia and Penn State are two of four leaders for the Commonwealth prospect.
"The four schools I'm looking at the most are Virginia, Penn State, Wake Forest and Boston College," he said. "I'm headed to Wake Forest this weekend and then Boston College on the 26th for their spring game.
"Those are definitely the four top schools because they all have great academics and great football programs."