Saturday, April 6, 2013
Watch List WR enjoys Florida spring game
By Derek Tyson
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- ESPN Watch List wide receiver Artavis Scott (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake) has kept his recruitment wide open, but after a visit to Florida for its spring game on Saturday, Scott knows the Gators will be one of his top schools.
"I liked it a lot," Scott said. "It was pretty cool. I talked to Coach [Will] Muschamp too earlier today and had fun with him. He was telling me don't leave Florida and I should come here and make an impact early."
The Gators passing game struggled in 2012, and Scott thinks he could make an impact at Florida if he signed with the Gators.
"Well it doesn't look too good at the receiver spot so I think I could come in and start early," Scott said. "It was pretty cool sitting here, hearing from a head coach instead of like just an assistant and it was pretty cool knowing that he thinks I can come in and start. If I had a top school I dont know if that would be the top, but definitely be in the top five."
While on his visit Scott had a chance to speak with new wide receivers coach Joker Phillips. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound receiver said he was impressed with the new coach.
"I watched his highlight tape, it was pretty cool highlight tape," Scott said. "He showed all the people that came that he coached and they all went to the NFL, so it was pretty cool seeing that and just know that he is a great coach."
Scott said he has no more remaining trips over the summer and as of right now he doesn't have a top school or group of schools.
"I don't have any schools on top so its hard to say that," Scott said. "After I take my officials then I can determine that."
Scott is set to start spring practice next month and several schools have told them they will be coming by to see him.
"I know Florida is -- all of the Florida schools are, and Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame they're coming all down so that'll be pretty cool," Scott said.
Scott said he has no timeframe on his decision.