- Max Olson, ESPN Staff Writer
Three-star quarterback Brayden Scott (Tahlequah, Okla./Sequoyah) had planned to take a handful of visits later this summer to find the right place for his talents.
On Saturday, he changed his mind. He’d already found what he was looking for.
Scott committed to Memphis on Saturday afternoon, his father, Brent, confirmed to RecruitingNation.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound pocket passer was down to Memphis, Houston and Nebraska entering the day, and he’d planned to take trips to Nebraska and perhaps Arizona State, UCLA and Houston later this summer.
Instead, Scott opted to pull the trigger and become the Tigers’ seventh pledge for their 2013 class.
“I know some of the coaches down there at Memphis, and I want to be a part of the winning program they’re rebuilding,” he said.
Scott was in the running for a spot in Oklahoma’s class, but the Sooners opted to go with ESPN 150 quarterback Cody Thomas (Colleyville, Texas/Heritage).
He also held offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Clemson, Kansas, Missouri, Purdue, Tennessee and Texas Tech, among others. Most of those schools had already picked up their quarterback commit for 2013.
“Not to be cocky, but if you don’t want me, that’s your problem and not mine,” Scott said. “I’m going to beat you. That’s kind of the mindset I’ve had. OU did it the most respectful way of all of them.”
Scott is the top quarterback prospect in the state of Oklahoma and is ranked No. 28 nationally among pocket passers.