WVU Gains Commitment From OL Blaine Scott
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia gained its second commitment in as many days as offensive guard Blaine Scott verballed to the Mountaineers on Thursday.
Scott, a 6-foot-4, 300 pound lineman out of Portsmouth, Ohio, announced his commitment via Twitter in the early evening. A powerful, well-built prospect, Scott adds numbers to a position of need for the Mountaineers,w ho originally offered in July and have been hot on the Sciotoville East player.
WVU line coach Joe Wickline headed the recruiting effort as West Virginia continues to pound the Ohio prep ranks for prep players. Scott is the 19th commitment of the 2018 class – and third along the line – and the decision comes less than 24 hours after tight end TJ Banks also pledged to to the Mountaineers.
Scott originally committed to Ole Miss, but chose to decommit after head coach Huge Freeze resigned. Scott visited WVU’s campus over the summer and noted that he was impressed by Wickline’s coaching background and ability to develop players. The Mountaineers beat out programs like Arkansas, Florida, Michigan State, Miami, Penn State, Pitt and others.
Scott expects to begin his career at guard. He is the third Ohio player in the class, which has elevated itself into the top 30 to 35 according to most recruiting services.
“I just love the campus life and Morgantown,” Scott told BlueGoldNews.com. ” I fell in love with the University and I love coach Wickline’s methods of teaching O-line.”
We will have more on Scott’s commitment coming soon.
— Blaine Scott (@blaine_scott54) October 19, 2017