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Saturday, December 1, 2012
Hoza Scott's pledge just a matter of time

By Sam Khan Jr.

HOUSTON -- ESPN Watch List linebacker Hoza Scott didn't have the end to his season that he was envisioning.

A year ago, he and his La Porte (Texas) teammates upset No. 1 Katy (Texas) 9-7 to win a regional title and had hopes that, even though they were banged up, they could repeat that feat this season.

The once-again Class 5A No. 1 Tigers had other ideas this time, dominating the Bulldogs 55-10 on Saturday at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

In the aftermath, the 2014 outside linebacker gave the Tigers credit.

Hoza Scott
Watch List linebacker Hoza Scott is all but committed to Texas A&M.
"They had a lot of depth," Scott said. "They had a lot of people on their team that they could rotate in and we didn't. And we had a lot of people hurt so that's what made it hard on us."

Now his attention will return to recruiting. He told RecruitingNation recently that he was all but committed to Texas A&M and just wanted to wait until the season was over before he committed officially. It's just a matter of time before he picks up the phone and officially commits.

"I'm thinking about committing in a little bit," Scott said. "I'm not sure [when]. It's going to be soon though. I'm not sure how soon."

Why are the Aggies the right fit for the 6-foot-3 225-pound linebacker who also holds offers from the likes of Texas, LSU and Alabama?

"They made it to the SEC and they proved a lot of people wrong," Scott said. "They know how to play hard-nosed football."

Scott also had positive words about the coach recruiting him, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Clarence McKinney.

"[My relationship with him] has meant a lot," Scott said. "He's a real cool guy, he's chill, he knows how to make you laugh. He's just cool to be around."

Scott also likes the fan atmosphere in College Station.

"They have the best community ever out there," he said. "And when I walk around there, everybody around there knows me. They say, 'Hey Hoza,' this and that. It makes me feel good. And it's close to home."