March 2, 2010

CMU hopes to add another Scott in 2011

Part of the recruiting game is developing connections and creating pipelines with players and high school programs. When Central Michigan was able to land cornerback D.J. Scott from Thomas Johnson High (MD) in 2009, they knew they added a very talented player who had once been committed to Syracuse. CMU was also able to establish some roots in Maryland, and adding Scott opened the door to add 2011 prospect from the same school. In fact, it's another Scott.

D.J's younger brother DeAndre Scott is one of the top players in the state of Maryland and last season the talented athlete proved he was a weapon in both sides of the ball. On offense, he had 19 receptions for 275 yards and 3 touchdowns, and on defense he is credited with 45 tackles, 7 interceptions and one defensive touchdown. Scott was offered by the Chippewas earlier this year, and with the coaching change it appears he is still a major priority.

"My dad went up to Central Michigan a few weekends ago to meet with the new staff," said Scott. "They said I still have my offer, so that's good."

In addition to CMU, DeAndre is also hearing from Michigan, Rutgers, Duke, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and North Carolina, but his familiarity with the Chippewas program has them positioned very well.

"He told me the program is really nice," said DeAndre on his talks with his brother D.J. "The coaching staff is really good and down to earth and then we just talk about the campus and academics all the time."

In addition to what D.J. has told him about the CMU program, DeAndre has had a chance to see the program first hand on a number of occasions.

"I've been up there a few times to watch my brother play and I've been in the locker rooms and seen everything on visits. The facilities at CMU are really good and I've also walked around the campus, it's just a really great atmosphere."

With CMU being his first offer and his family connections to the Chippewas program, could DeAndre see himself in the maroon and gold?

"Actually, I could see myself going there," said DeAndre. "Having my brother there is an added bonus, but I really like CMU."

In addition to CMU, DeAndre Scott also plans on visiting some other programs in the near future. He has an unofficial visit to Rutgers on March 13th and will be attending Junior Day at Michigan. Scott also plans to make it to CMU for their annual spring game.

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