LB Tavareon Martin-Scott (6-3 215) Dodge City JC, KS continues to be on the wanted list by USC. He’ll be heading back to Kansas from his Fort Wayne, IN home soon and hopes they will play a season this spring. He said he’s been talking with USC head coach Shane Beamer along with new assistant Pete Lembo and Director of Personnel Drew Hughes.
“They are definitely trying to get me,” Martin-Scott said. “They are definitely top three. They were one of the first teams to offer me. And with him (Beamer) coming in and wanting to offer me, that was big to me.”
Martin-Scott also cited West Virginia, Mississippi State, Texas Tech and Arkansas in his top five.
As for how the Gamecocks would use him, Martin-Scott said that’s open-ended right now.
“Coach Beamer said they are going to pick a scheme based on their players. They don’t really know what defense they are going to run yet, but they want me coming off the edge, but they want me to play like a linebacker, too.”
Martin-Scott said he’s gotten a positive impression on Beamer thru his conversations with him.
“I think he’s a great guy. He wants to win, and that’s the type of coach I want to play for, someone who wants to win.”
Martin-Scott is not sure when he’ll make his decision, and he’s not sure if he’ll sign in February. He said his primary focus on his remaining academic work at Dodge City so that he can enroll at his next school this summer.