Scott names top five, leader

Rivals100 athlete Burton Scott, one of the top overall prospects in the state of Alabama in the Class of 2008, currently has a top five and a leader. The Prichard (Ala.) Vigor prospect talked about the teams that are out in front in this interview with
"My top five (in no order) is Alabama, Florida, Southern California, Miami and Florida State," Scott, who added that Alabama and Auburn were recruiting him the hardest, said. "Florida leads as of now."
The 5-foot-11, 194-pounder talked about why the Gators lead.
"I've visited (unofficially) Auburn, Alabama and Florida," he said. "I had a good time at all three places I went because I have a good time wherever I go. I just felt that Florida could be a good fit for me."
Co-defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, one of the nation's top 25 recruiters for the Class of 2007 according to, is Scott's Gator recruiter of record.
"They are recruiting me as a wide receiver," Scott said.
The Crimson Tide also continues to be a player for Scott. Lance Thompson is recruiting for Alabama.
"They are still in it," he said. "They are not leading, but they are in it. I like (Bama head coach) Nick Saban and his staff. I didn't like Bama before they (Saban and his staff) got there because the old staff wasn't recruiting me hard. As soon as they got there, they started recruiting me hard and it caused me to give them a second glace."
The Trojans continue to be on his list, but the mutual interest could be waning.
"It's hard to say (if I will take an official visit to USC) right now," Scott said. "They haven't been keeping in touch since the spring."
Scott has been a long-time follower of the Hurricanes and Seminoles.
"Miami was my favorite school growing up," he said. "So I have to have them on there. Florida State was one of my favorites as well."
Joe Pannunzio is recruiting Scott for Miami while new offensive line coach Rick Trickett, who recruited the Mobile area while he was at West Virginia, is recruiting Scott for Florida State.
Scott, who isn't planning to take any unofficial visits or attend any camps for the remainder of the summer, currently plans to wait until National Signing Day to make his decision, but doesn't rule out making it earlier.
"Right now, I plan to do it on Signing Day," he said. "If I feel like doing it before, then I may do it before."
Scott is a high (6.0) four-star rated prospect according to He rates as the nation's No. 5 athlete, the No. 32 overall prospect and the No. 3 overall prospect in the state of Alabama for this year's class.