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In-state schools battling for Scarlett

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On Friday night, Rivals250 to Watch running back Jordan Scarlett ended his junior season with a loss in the regional finals of the Class 4A playoffs. Scarlett ran for close to 1,000 yards and 17 touchdowns this fall.
The four-star prospect took unofficial visits to Miami and Florida State earlier in the year. Now that the season is over he is working to squeeze in a trip to the "Swamp" for the Florida-FSU game on Saturday.
"I'm definitely going to try and make it for that game," noted Scarlett. "I really haven't been communicating with the coaches lately, so I'm going to try and build the relationship with them and see where it goes."
Ohio State is showing heavy interest in the four-star back from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School. He is unsure when he will see the Buckeyes, but he is interested in their program.
"I like the Big Ten," remarked Scarlett. "Plus I like their style of offense, they run the ball a lot. I like the running backs coach, he is a great guy. Although you can't go to a school for a coach because you never know how long they will be there."
Scarlett says he isn't waiting on a dream offer at this point. Of his fifteen plus offers he said his first one was really his dream one.
"I almost cried," joked Scarlett. "It was from UCLA. It was crazy. I ran home and told my mom. She was so happy for me."
Scarlett said he is going to take his time with his recruitment. He said FSU, Miami, and Ohio State are the schools recruiting him the hardest at the moment.
Kynon Codrington is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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