Sunday, September 9, 2012
LB Hoza Scott talks A&M-Florida visit
By Sam Khan Jr.
While many eyes around the country were on College Station, Texas, as Texas A&M made its Southeastern Conference debut, Kyle Field was also the place to be for several notable recruits in the 2013 and 2014 classes.
Among those 2014 players present on Saturday was hotly-pursued linebacker Hoza Scott (La Porte, Texas).
Scott, who attended a game at Kyle Field last year when the Aggies hosted Oklahoma State, came away impressed with the atmosphere for Texas A&M's 20-17 loss to Florida.
"It was way different," Scott said. "They were playing against a top SEC team and they were doing pretty good before halftime. The atmosphere was just crazy."
Seeing so many recruits -- some of which were Texas A&M commits and some of which were uncommitted prospects that the Aggies are targeting -- was also something that stood out to Scott.
"It made a good impression," Scott said. "It showed me that they have a lot of people that want to go there and they have a lot of recruits that they want to get."
One new aspect on campus that wasn't completed when Scott was last in College Station is the Davis Player Development Center. The 20,000-square foot weight room, which is for the Aggies football players, was something that appealed to Scott.
"I really liked it," Scott said. "I liked how they put the A&M (logo) on the floors and how they made it wooden (on the platforms). I liked how they did that."
Other games Scott said he plans to attend this year is Texas A&M's meeting with LSU on Oct. 20 at Kyle Field and the Tigers' home showdown in Baton Rouge vs. Alabama on Nov. 3. Scott said he also wants to attend a Texas game, but hasn't decided on which one yet.
Scott, still lists his top three as Texas A&M, Texas and LSU with the Aggies leading and he has recently picked up offers from Florida State, Nebraska and UNLV. Scott called the offer from the Seminoles "amazing," and is flattered by the offers that continue to pile in.
"It makes me feel good and tells me that I need to keep my head straight and don't let nothing get to me, stay down the right path," Scott said.
Scott will make his season debut on Friday when La Porte plays League City (Texas) Clear Springs. He missed the Bulldogs first two games of the season but declined to comment on the reason for his absence. He is looking forward to returning to the field, though.
"I'm really excited," Scott said. "It's been real tough (sitting out)."