The Hurry-Up: California DE Shaun Scott Enjoyed Meeting with Jim Knowles and Larry Johnson, Five-Star CB Kobe Black Will Visit OSU This Weekend

By Garrick Hodge on March 24, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Shaun Scott

A talented defensive end prospect from the 2026 class enjoyed his visit to Ohio State earlier this week.

California prospect Shaun Scott told Eleven Warriors his first visit to Columbus on Monday met all of his expectations and more. 

“I enjoyed my visit to Ohio State,” Scott told Eleven Warriors. “It’s one of my dream schools so I enjoyed meeting the coaches and building on those relationships. The Buckeyes have a winning culture.” 

Scott said he looks up to C.J. Stroud, a fellow California prospect and potentially the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft. 

“He’s doing big things,” Scott said. 

On his visit, Scott met with Ohio State Director of Recruiting Strategy Nick Murphy, defensive coordinator Jim Knowles and defensive line coach Larry Johnson. 

“We had a meeting and chopped it up,” Scott said. “They were saying they liked how I played. I had a meeting with coach Knowles and he told me he sees me playing the Jack position at Ohio State. Coach Johnson was telling us the players he’s put out and the type of person he is. I’d love to play Jack, be a stand-up edge and drop in coverage.” 

Scott, who is entering his sophomore season at powerhouse Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, California) said he plans to camp at Ohio State later this summer at the request of OSU’s coaches, who want to see him compete in individual drills. 

“It’ll be a great opportunity to learn from the best coaches in the country,” Scott said.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Scott currently holds nine Division I offers, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisville, Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee, UNLV and Washington State. He hopes to add an OSU offer to that list later this summer.

“It would be a dream come true,” Scott said of the opportunity to play for Ohio State. “There’s great people over there, I’d love to play in that environment.”

Five-star CB Kobe Black to visit OSU this weekend

One of the top-rated cornerbacks in the 2024 class will be in Columbus this weekend for the first big OSU recruiting visit of the fall. Five-star Texas cornerback Kobe Black confirmed earlier this week he’ll be making his first visit to OSU to watch the Buckeyes participate in a scrimmage in their fifth practice of the spring. 

Black picked up an offer from OSU on Jan. 10 and is considered the 16th-best player and third-rated cornerback per 247Sports’ composite rankings. In 12 games for Connally High School (Waco, Texas) last season, Black racked up 36 tackles (2 for loss), two interceptions returned a combined 104 yards and nine pass deflections.

Eleven Warriors will have a full preview of OSU’s first massive recruiting weekend of the spring Saturday morning, as more than 30 visitors are expected. 

Five-star 2024 Jadyn Davis includes OSU on top five, sets commitment date

An Ohio State 2024 quarterback target has narrowed down his recruitment. Five-star North Carolina quarterback Jadyn Davis released his final five schools on Friday consisting of Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina, Clemson and Tennessee. Davis is planning on committing in a week at 1:30 p.m. on March 31 on ESPN. 

Michigan remains the heavy favorite for Davis’ commitment. Should things go as expected and Davis picks Michigan, quarterback recruiting will get interesting for OSU, who will be hosting a top quarterback in the 2024 class in Air Noland on the same day as Davis’ commitment. 

If OSU decides to offer Noland on the visit, the Buckeyes may put themselves in a prime position to land the Georgia quarterback, as he’s planning on an April commitment but has talked with the Buckeyes’ coaching staff extensively.

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