February 13, 2010
Horns fill a major need with Scott commitment
On a day when the Texas Longhorns are picking up commitments like they've been falling out of the sky, Mack Brown and his coaching staff probably took a little extra satisfaction in closing the deal with Pasadena (Texas) South Houston cornerback Leroy Scott.
From a talent perspective, Scott is one of the state's top cornerback prospects and fills a major position of need for the 2011 class.
However, the courtship of Scott is as long as any that the Longhorns have had in recent years that didn't include a family relationship. From his special invite as a sophomore to the team's second Junior Day in 2009 to his invite to the spring game to his attendance of games in Austin this season, Duane Akina and Co. have put a lot of time and devotion into the recruitment of this big-time corner.
Of course, as special as the moment was for the staff, there's no question that the day and moment truly belonged to Scott.
*Insert quote on his commitment*
The 5-10, 190-pound Scott, who is ranked No.15 on the Lone Star Recruiting Top 100 list, helps the Longhorns take the first step in addressing one of their primary needs in this class. With Chykie Brown, Curtis Brown and potentially Aaron Williams all set to depart following the 2010 season, the Longhorns know that the long-term viability at the cornerback position could be determined by the success of this year's class.
The fact that an open path exists for early playing time from day one certainly wasn't lost on Scott.
Before selecting the Longhorns on Saturday during his visit with Texas head coach Mack Brown, Scott had also received offers from the likes of LSU, TCU, Houston and Baylor.
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