USC remains the team to beat for LB Tavareon Martin-Scott (6-3 215) of Dodge City JC, KS. The Gamecocks offered him in March and immediately became his favorite, and he’s held to that to this point. “I would say they are number one right now,” Martin-Scott said. “When am I going to commit? Before the football season of 2020.”
Martin-Scott said he hears every day from the Gamecocks with head coach Will Muschamp always touching base with him.
“We’ve been talking every day,” Martin-Scott said. “Coach Muschamp, he texts me every day. They send me inspirational things, like a photo or a quote every now and then. They took me on a virtual tour because of the Covid-19 and we can’t go down there. And they showed me the linebackers meeting room and all that stuff. I love everything I’ve seen. Their facilities are very nice.”
Martin-Scott has had to make the transition in recruiting by the Gamecocks from former linebackers coach Coleman Hutzler to new coach Rod Wilson. That seems to have gone well as Wilson has shared the same positive opinion on Martin-Scott as Hutzler did.
“He likes my range and how I cover the open space,” Martin-Scott said. “I’m athletic enough to make plays in open space and he thinks I’m a great player that fits the scheme.”
Last season Scott had 42 tackles with 10.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.
The native of Gary, IN also has offers from West Virginia, South Alabama, Ball State, Akron, Buffalo and Southeast Missouri State.