August 24, 2010

Maryland athlete DeAndre Scott still high on CMU

One player who originally caught the eye of former Central Michigan head coach Butch Jones is Thomas Johnson High School (MD) athlete DeAndre Scott. While Scott received his offer from the old staff under Jones, he has kept the offer under the new staff of Dan Enos. Scott is a 6-foot and 170 pound athlete that excells both ways playing receiver on the offensive side and defensive back on the other side. Ranked as a two star prospect, Scott currently holds offers from Central Michigan and Navy, but may be adding more with a big senior year. Maryland and Akron are among the schools that have expressed interest in the talented Maryland athlete. But for now, recruiting will take a back seat as DeAndre insists his main interest is in his teams success.

And it's clear Scott has high goals for himself and his team this upcoming season.

"For myself I would really love to have over 300 yards recieving and double digit touchdown catches. On defense I have a desire to go after the state record in interceptions with at least 12," Scott said first. "As a team we are really expecting big things. We came in more intense and much more focused then previous seasons. We looked really good in our first scrimmage. Our goal is to win the county title first and foremost and hopefully if we do that we can take steps towards a State championship."

As far as recruiting goes Scott is really looking for a school with great academics, nice facilities, and a good graduation rate. However, he most of all is really looking for a school that feels like home.

"Distance is really not a factor in my decision. I just really want to feel comfortable at the school with all the players, coaches and student body," said Scott. "I'm just really looking for the comfortable feeling like I'm at home."

As far as CMU stands, Scott is really high on the Chippewas.

"I was up there a while ago with the old staff and I was really impressed with the facilities first and foremost," said DeAndre. "Another thing that really stood out to me was the community and alumni support. CMU has very faithful alumni and that is something you don't see in every school. Out of the two schools that offered me (CMU and Navy) I would have to say CMU is my favorite. I had a good experience on my visit, I would just like to get in contact with the coaches and CMU players."

Chippewa fans can expect a decision from Scott either mid-season or after the season ends.

"I originally wanted to make my decision before the season started to get it out of the way," added Scott. "But I reconsidered and decided to wait a little longer, so I'll probably decide either mid season or after the season ends. I'm not 100% sure just yet."

Another possible concern for CMU fans was DeAndre's brother D.J Scott. D.J was CMU committ two years ago but has since left the team. DeAndre quickly dispelled any concern over that situation.

"Things just didn't work out for D.J but his decision has no affect on mine," said Scott. "It would have been kind of cool to play with him but just because he's not there doesn't affect how I feel about CMU. I'm gonna make the best decision for me, not for D.J and I."

We will be keeping a close eye on DeAndre's senior year and progress. He is being recruited as a receiver at CMU and as a defensive back by Navy and while he has been told he holds an offer under the Enos regime at CMU, he has not formely met the new Chippewa staff yet.

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