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Nine schools remain for Scarlett

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Brennan Scarlett has narrowed his list to nine favorites but the Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive end hasn't started to take visits so a commitment could take lots more time.
Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Cal, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and LSU made the cut for Scarlett, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound four-star prospect who's been sidelined with a shoulder injury since late September.
There is a target date in mid-November for Scarlett's return and it correlates with Central Catholic's first-round playoff game.
"He's healing," Central Catholic coach Steve Pyne said.
"We have a projected return date of the first round of the playoffs which is November 12. We'll see. He feels good. He has good range of motion in the shoulder and no pain. We're cautiously optimistic."
Rivals.com rates Scarlett as the sixth-best strong-side defensive end, No. 93 nationally and second in the Oregon state rankings behind only Hillsboro athlete Colt Lyerla, who is also uncommitted.
Both are being presented with their U.S. Army All-American Bowl game jerseys later this week.
Scarlett, who too unofficial visits to USC, UCLA, Cal and Stanford this summer, tried to take an official visit to Notre Dame last weekend when the Irish hosted Pittsburgh but the plans couldn't be coordinated.
Central Catholic has a bye week the weekend of Nov. 5 and Scarlett could take a trip that weekend.
"He's down to nine schools," Pyne said.
"He's trying to set up visits but nothing has really happened yet. I know he was trying to get out to Notre Dame last weekend but that didn't work out for them. I'm sure he'll go there a little later in the season. He might try to get out when we have our bye week November 5."
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