Blaine Scott made the approximately seven-hour trek from Portsmouth, Ohio, to Clemson on Saturday to see his first Clemson game.
Scott, a three-star offensive guard in the 2018 class from Sciotoville High School, recently spoke with The Clemson Insider about his visit.
“I had a lot of fun,” Scott said, “from seeing the beauty of Clemson, S.C., to seeing the atmosphere on game day and how loud the fans get, to sitting down with (offensive line) coach (Robbie) Caldwell. It was great.”
Scott said he had a good conversation with Caldwell.
“We just talked about recruiting and how things have been going in school and sports,” Scott said. “Had a lot of good talks.”
Scott touts over two dozen offers, including ones from Arkansas, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Michigan State, North Carolina, N.C. State, Penn State and Pittsburgh.
The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder said Clemson is showing “a good bit” of interest, too.
Is Clemson close to joining his list of offers?
“Coach Caldwell came and spent a few hours at school back in the spring and said he really needed me to get down to make an offer,” Scott said, “so I believe they have a lot of interest, but we’ll see.”
Scott would certainly welcome one.
“It would be fantastic,” he said. “Like I said, I really enjoyed my visit, so they would definitely be a school I would keep my eye on the next few months.”
A number of schools are recruiting Scott the hardest at the present time.
“Probably Duke, Rutgers, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Louisville, Kentucky,” Scott said. “Those are a few, but there are a lot more.”
Scott isn’t sure right now when he will make a decision in the future.
“I am not sure on decision time, but most important factors are atmosphere, academics, culture and tradition,” Scott said.
Scott has also visited Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan State, Louisville, Kentucky, Illinois and Duke this season. He plans to attend Ohio State’s game versus Michigan on Nov. 26, as well.