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Friday, July 20, 2012
2014 LB Hoza Scott turning heads

By Max Olson

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Hoza Scott showed up to the Texas state 7-on-7 championships wearing a Texas A&M snapback hat on Friday. He wanted to make it clear which school was in the lead for his pledge.

“I went and bought this two days ago,” Scott said. “My mom wanted me to go buy it and show that A&M is No. 1. So that’s what I did.”

The touted linebacker is arguably the No. 1 prospect in the state of Texas for the 2014 class, and he’s already hammered out a clear list of his three favorite schools.

Scott has had Texas A&M on top for a while, but Texas is not far behind and LSU is currently No. 3.

"A&M is not that far ahead, but they’re a little bit ahead of UT,” he said. “They’ve been on my early and I’ve been coming here to visit a lot.”

Scott is done with summer visits after plans to check out Alabama fell through. He’s planning to visit Texas A&M and Texas this fall and hopes to attend the Alabama-LSU game on Nov. 3.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect with offers from schools throughout the country, Scott said Florida, UCLA, Cal, Michigan, Oregon and Florida State have shown considerable interest and could receive visits in the future.

By the time he’s done with his fall visits, the coveted linebacker hopes he’ll be ready to make a commitment.

“I’m going to wait until after my football season this year before I make my decision,” he said, “just so I can get it over with.”