January 14, 2008
Scott back from AU, solid to UA
Five-star athlete Burton Scott remains one of the most highly-rated commitments in the Crimson Tide's impressive 2008 recruiting class. Last weekend, the 5-foot-11, 194-pound superstar took an official visit to in-state rival Auburn. Did Scott's visit to the plains have any affect on his commitment to the Tide?
"I had a great time at Auburn. I got there late Friday but I met up with Michael McNeil who was my host and we went out to eat with the other recruits and hosts. We all had a lot of fun," Scott said. "It was good seeing Michael again because we go way back and hanging out with some of the other recruits and players. Everyone was nice and we enjoyed ourselves.
"I've been to Auburn a lot of times before so there wasn't anything new that I expected to see. But they did show me the new computer lab and I hadn't seen that. It was nice like the rest of the campus."
While on his visit, Scott met with Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville as well as new offensive coordinator Tony Franklin.
"I spent some time with Coach (Tony) Franklin and he seemed like a very nice person. He sat me down and explained how they wanted to use me as a slot receiver in their offense and how bad they needed me," Scott said. "He showed me what they planned to do in the future and how I could fit in if I chose Auburn. It sounded like they want to throw the ball a lot. He told me how he did it at Troy and the changes he made for their bowl game.
"Coach Tuberville invited me back to his house and we hung out and watched the Green Bay game. We had fun just hanging out and talking about football."
Scott said he plans on taking all five of his official visits and enjoying the unique opportunities that come with being an elite recruit.
"I'm going to Miami then Florida and Ole Miss last. That will be it. I want to take all five visits and enjoy this process because it's a once in a lifetime chance for me," Scott said. "The reasons for my visits are simply that I want to have fun, experience new things and see what each school has to offer. Every coaching staff understands that about me. I'm up front with them."
But despite Scott's planned visits, the Vigor star said he remains firmly committed to the Tide.
"People ask me if I'm firm to Alabama and I ask them what they mean by firm. Either you are committed or you're not and I'm committed to Alabama," Scott said. "I still feel great about Alabama and they don't have anything to worry about. I'm in touch with the staff all the time."
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