Going into the U.S. Army National Combine, Nick Scott had offers from Boston College and Penn State and since then, the athlete from Fairfax (Va.) has been hearing from a lot more schools.
"The combine was an eye-opening experience," said the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Scott. "It was the first time I was really around great athletes like that. Everybody thinks I'm the best player on my high school team but this gave me a good frame of reference for where I need to be.
"I've been hearing from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Tennessee, UCLA, Syracuse, Missouri, Duke, Michigan and Ohio State but I'd say Virginia, Ohio State, Michigan and Virginia Tech are the ones I'm really focused on," he said. "I really like Big Ten and ACC schools. I'd be the most comfortable at those schools because of where they play at.
"I don't know when they might offer me," Scott said. "I've just been getting a lot of letters and they've been in more contact with my coach than me, especially UCLA. A couple of coaches from Virginia Tech and Virginia come to my school."
That's not to say Scott isn't happy with the schools he has offers from.
"I used to live in Boston so I like that Boston College is close to home," he said. "I really like the program's history of being great in the ACC. They have a lot of pride in what they do and I'm excited about how they carry.
"I lived in Pennsylvania too but I haven't actually been to Penn State campus," Scott said. "What really excites me is seeing over 100,000 people in the stands at games. Thinking about playing in front of a crowd like that is mind-boggling."
As for visits, Scott is taking the bull by the horns.
"I've been to Virginia, Maryland, Boston College, and Alabama," he said. "I want to get up to Penn State, Virginia Tech and UCLA. I hope these happen sometime over the spring and summer. I really want to get out to the West Coast to get my name out over there.
"I want to go to Tennessee's camp so that I can get to at least one SEC camp," said Scott. "I'm really trying to reach out to schools that I might not have gotten so much attention from. I don't think I'm going to go to any Penn State or Boston College camps because they've already offered me and I think my time would be better spent at other schools."
Last season, Scott helped Fairfax to a five win season.