'24 IL DL Justin Scott (Offer)

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I’m gonna drop a crazy idea here. So you folks with weak systems might hold onto your nuts for a second when you read this.





I don’t think Shaun Davis talks to recruits.

I think Malik Zaire makes shit up from whole cloth on every podcast to get a rise out of Shaun.

Crazy right?
Shaun’s the guy at his high school reunion who says he invented the Post-It note after graduation.
 

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In case anyone was wondering, another Irish site has already broken it down and pinned the blame on one assistant - and the answer may surprise you!
 

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The same great analysts that thought Scott was going to commit next week after his visit this weekend and be the counter part to CJ Carr but on the defense??

People pay for that great Intel breakdown.
 

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I find it funny seeing people on twitter saying he is gone, this just makes ND look bad when we have fans tweeting at him best of luck, or he's heading to Michigan. Did anyone ever thing maybe he wants to take his time and enjoy the process? If I was a 5 star recruit I'd be wanting to take all 5 of my visits and get the glamor treatment from everyone.
 

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ISD is staring ND is confident still and want him to be sure in commitment… not upset in least about moving date back
 

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Saw that there was a late Intel piece late last night on IB, anyone want to give a summary of that one?
 

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Saw that there was a late Intel piece late last night on IB, anyone want to give a summary of that one?
High level, but one of their staff talked to Scott after his basketball game and confirmed that Scott felt he was rushing his recruitment. He still plans on visiting ND this weekend, but hasn't confirmed with ND staff
 

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I’m an optimist but these recruitments rarely work out for ND… seems like the more decisive mature dedicated kids.. almost old for there age… are the ND kids and the indecisive unpredictable kids who are always changing there mind end up elsewhere.. and also lots of times don’t end up being big time college players
 

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Honestly just feels like he’s looking for reasons not to go to ND.
That's how you feel, and being a fan it is entirely understandable, but that's not what it is in all probability. He's likely as overwhelmed with the entire process to this point as you and many others are frustrated that he has yet to make a non binding public announcement that he's committing to Notre Dame, ultimately meaning zero until he signs an LOI in December. He's living this shit every day, all day and it's far more painstaking that whatever it is you, me and everyone else here feels about it as fans.

Folks, this is a high school junior in Chicago that goes to St. Ignatius. Not Mt. Carmel. Not St. Rita. Not Loyola Academy. Not even Cleveland OH St. Ignatius. This is not a football powerhouse. Rivals lists him currently as the 11th rated overall player in his entire class nationally. They, right now, feel that only 10 high school football players in America are better than he is. He has offers from everywhere, including from the two time defending national champions, and is garnering national recognition and as I understand it, didn't start playing football at all until he was in high school? He could not have had a clue at the start of doubles this past August before the school year where he'd be at headed into February 2023. Their athletic department and administration have likely never had a player remotely close to being this good in the Bush Gore Rivals Scout Internet era. They're all in unchartered waters right now.

My personal take on this centers around two key points: First, I think he is overall a very good prospect and should probably be a very good college player down the line. However, with that being said, I think he's being overrated in many respects on the national level. Every Justin Scott in Illinois probably has 2 or 3 counterparts down in Georgia, Florida and Texas. For any service to say to us that this guy is one of the best dozen players in all of America might be a bit off of the mark. Now do I turn down a high four star player from Chicago who plays DT and really isn't a five star? Absolutely not. I would say to take his current rankings with a grain of salt because the reality is he is very very good but not as good as some of what is being put out there. Often times, I think a lot of schools put out offers in an effort to cover their own asses just so they can go back and say "Yeah, we offered that guy." ND seems to be doing a great job of getting offers out for DL at the moment and I ultimately believe they are going to have a very good DL class come December with or without Scott being a part of it.

Second, we're talking about a verbal commitment here in January, which ultimately doesn't mean anything. Who the hell here needs reminding of THAT? A public verbal on January 31st or any other time really doesn't mean anything unless The Gug has a letter in December with a signature on it. That's it. We can't sit here on one hand and say "Even if he verbals it's going to carry on until December" while we're saying on the other hand "well, he's not making an announcement now and all indications are he was going to announce for ND, so it's not looking good." A verbal now and no signature later is a story we've all seen before. I'd rather this guy do his thing now and sort it out if he's overwhelmed, which it sounds like he genuinely could be, and either sign in December or go somewhere else. Anything that happens right now doesn't mean anything.

The class has a core of kids in it now who are recruiting their peers. More will follow prior to Scott doing whatever it is he does. That aspect of this doesn't concern me. I want ND to get verbals from guys who are absolutely sure and don't want to bother with the bullshit and drama anymore. When they commit, they are shutting it down and sitting around waiting to sign their letter at the end of the year. That's it.
 

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That's how you feel, and being a fan it is entirely understandable, but that's not what it is in all probability. He's likely as overwhelmed with the entire process to this point as you and many others are frustrated that he has yet to make a non binding public announcement that he's committing to Notre Dame, ultimately meaning zero until he signs an LOI in December. He's living this shit every day, all day and it's far more painstaking that whatever it is you, me and everyone else here feels about it as fans.

Folks, this is a high school junior in Chicago that goes to St. Ignatius. Not Mt. Carmel. Not St. Rita. Not Loyola Academy. Not even Cleveland OH St. Ignatius. This is not a football powerhouse. Rivals lists him currently as the 11th rated overall player in his entire class nationally. They, right now, feel that only 10 high school football players in America are better than he is. He has offers from everywhere, including from the two time defending national champions, and is garnering national recognition and as I understand it, didn't start playing football at all until he was in high school? He could not have had a clue at the start of doubles this past August before the school year where he'd be at headed into February 2023. Their athletic department and administration have likely never had a player remotely close to being this good in the Bush Gore Rivals Scout Internet era. They're all in unchartered waters right now.

My personal take on this centers around two key points: First, I think he is overall a very good prospect and should probably be a very good college player down the line. However, with that being said, I think he's being overrated in many respects on the national level. Every Justin Scott in Illinois probably has 2 or 3 counterparts down in Georgia, Florida and Texas. For any service to say to us that this guy is one of the best dozen players in all of America might be a bit off of the mark. Now do I turn down a high four star player from Chicago who plays DT and really isn't a five star? Absolutely not. I would say to take his current rankings with a grain of salt because the reality is he is very very good but not as good as some of what is being put out there. Often times, I think a lot of schools put out offers in an effort to cover their own asses just so they can go back and say "Yeah, we offered that guy." ND seems to be doing a great job of getting offers out for DL at the moment and I ultimately believe they are going to have a very good DL class come December with or without Scott being a part of it.

Second, we're talking about a verbal commitment here in January, which ultimately doesn't mean anything. Who the hell here needs reminding of THAT? A public verbal on January 31st or any other time really doesn't mean anything unless The Gug has a letter in December with a signature on it. That's it. We can't sit here on one hand and say "Even if he verbals it's going to carry on until December" while we're saying on the other hand "well, he's not making an announcement now and all indications are he was going to announce for ND, so it's not looking good." A verbal now and no signature later is a story we've all seen before. I'd rather this guy do his thing now and sort it out if he's overwhelmed, which it sounds like he genuinely could be, and either sign in December or go somewhere else. Anything that happens right now doesn't mean anything.

The class has a core of kids in it now who are recruiting their peers. More will follow prior to Scott doing whatever it is he does. That aspect of this doesn't concern me. I want ND to get verbals from guys who are absolutely sure and don't want to bother with the bullshit and drama anymore. When they commit, they are shutting it down and sitting around waiting to sign their letter at the end of the year. That's it.


This must be a clam bake.
 

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I’m glad he’s not committing right now. Let him feel out the process if that’s what he wants to do. If being close to home really is that important to him then he will come back around. Rather have that then lose a commit next December. I think it would be better for recruiting momentum as well.
 
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