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Mississippi State close to offering WKU commit Scott

Two-star Western Kentucky commit and Murray (Ky.) defensive end LaBront Scott will be in town this weekend when the Hilltoppers host Southern Miss but if his recruitment continues to heat up, it might not be the only trip he takes this fall.
Scott has picked up increased interest from Mississippi State this fall, and said an offer from the Bulldogs could be coming soon.
"I think I may pick up an offer from Mississippi State," Scott said. "And I believe Vanderbilt is a possibility, too. I've been hearing from both of them and if they offer I'm going to take those visits."
Scott's high school team is off to a 4-1 start this season, and is living up to preseason expectations thus far. Scott said personally the first five games have been challenging, with opposing teams running double and sometime triple teams at him.
"I've had good games but haven't had a breakthrough performance," Scott said. "I'm seeing a lot of double teams that I wasn't seeing last year. Other teams know who I am now and they're focused on me."
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Scott is also a regular on the run-heavy Murray offense, working as a tight end. This is his first season of playing offense, but he said he wouldn't be opposed to playing it at the next level if that's where coaches think he should play.
"I think it's a possibility," Scott said. "I played a lot of 7-on-7 during the summer and I think I turned some heads."
While Scott said other schools are starting to talk to him more, he's very excited about the start of Western Kentucky's season, including their win over in-state foe Kentucky on Saturday.
"Seeing the productivity that they've had since they hired Coach Taggart has been great," Scott said. "They're on a path to make big things happen and I want to be a part of that."
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