One of South Carolina’s top defensive linemen says he may have his list of prospective schools narrowed down to three.
“It would be Clemson, USC or UNC right now,” said Columbia Ridge Riew defensive tackle Dorrel Scott. “I’ve picked those three mainly because they’re good schools close to home. I’d like to play somewhere close to here.
“With USC, that’s real close to home and I know a bunch of their players. I’ve played against a lot of those guys in the past. I feel like I’d fit in pretty well. With Clemson, they’ve got real nice, down-to-earth coaches. I feel real comfortable talking to them. North Carolina is a school I don’t know as much about as Clemson or USC, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about them. I hear they’ve got a real nice campus.”
Scott (6-3, 295, 5.2) has offers from all three of his favorites, along with Alabama and Iowa. He said the Tigers and Gamecocks each made phone calls during recent days, and the Tar Heels called and left a message.
He made an unofficial visit this past weekend to the Virginia-South Carolina game.
“I had a lot of fun at that one,” he said. “It was a great game. A lot of people weren’t giving USC a chance, but coach Holtz showed them again. They looked good.”
Scott has helped lead Ridge View to a 2-0 record early in his senior season. He’s got one sack through the first two games.
“I’m getting double- and triple-teamed all the time,” he said. “But that’s letting my teammates do some good things. The linebackers are doing a great job.”
As a junior, he recorded 89 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and five sacks.
Academically, he maintains a 2.5 GPA and will take the SAT in October.