Ohio St. gets dedication from 4-star CB Scott

  • Blake Baumgartner, ESPN Staff WriterJul 30, 2023, 06:50 PM ET

Four-star cornerback Aaron Scott committed to Ohio State on Sunday.Scott (No. 49 overall in the 2024 ESPN 300)becomes the 6th top-50 prospect for Ohio State’s class, which ESPN has actually ranked third– just ahead of Michigan.” I feel like whoever I see myself playing for and how

the coaches communicate with me the most, that’s where I seem like my decision will be,” Scott informed ESPN in April.With an eye keenly focused on who will develop him the best and help him eventually get to the NFL, the Springfield, Ohio, native decided to stay at home and denied offers from Michigan and Oregon to sign up with the Buckeyes. He took official visits to all three schools last month.He told ESPN that his daddy grew up an avid fan of the Buckeyes, so the program had an integrated advantage because it was all he knew growing up.Last season, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Scott recorded 21 takes on with three deals with for loss while obstructing five passes (returning two for TDs )for Springfield High School( Ohio).”I feel like I’m a man-to-man, press corner, “he said.”Not actually off-man. “Bryce West Jr.(No. 29 total, No. 4 CB)and Scott would provide Ohio State a set of ESPN 300 cornerbacks for

a second straight year after the program signed Jermaine Mathews( No. 43 overall, No.

5 CB)and Calvin Simpson-Hunt(No. 149 general, No. 16 CB)in 2023.”Seeing who’s around me, who I’m going to surround myself around [was a concern throughout the process], “Scott stated.”[ I want to be with]

players that can have a possibility to win a natty. “Redshirt sophomore Denzel Burke is the team’s leading returning corner with 34 tackles(24 solo)with 5 pass separations. Cornerbacks coach Tim Walton’s system features no upperclassmen entering into this season.Ohio State’s pass defense (184 YPG )finished fifth in the Big Ten last season under defensive organizer Jim Knowles. But previous Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett tossed for 398 backyards in Georgia’s 42-41 Peach

Bowl triumph.

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