USC Wednesday filled one of the remaining spots in it’s 2021 class with the signing of LB Tavareon Martin-Scott (6-3 215) of Dodge City JC, KS and Gary, IN. Martin-Scott chose the Gamecocks over West Virginia and Mississippi State. Some of his other offers during the recruiting process were Washington State, Texas Tech, Houston and Arizona.
USC first offered Martin-Scott under Will Muschamp. Shane Beamer and his staff continued their pursuit once they came on board. Martin-Scott said he’s looking forward to a valuable piece in that new program.
“Coach Beamer came to me, and I already had the offer, and once Coach Muschamp was fired, Coach Beamer called me and told me that he liked me to be on board,” Martin-Scott said. “And I like the city really. I want to be down South with that weather. And the weight room, I really want to develop my body and the coaches there are good for that.”
He also liked what he’s heard from new defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Clayton White explained to him.
“He told me that he will make me a better player and develop my skills to a whole nother level,” Martin-Scott said. “He said the position that I’m playing will give me the opportunity to show scouts that I’m very flexible and can do multiple things.”
Martin-Scott will play the spring season at Dodge City while finishing up his academic work and hopes to join the Gamecocks this summer. Last season Martin-Scott totaled 42 tackles with 10.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.