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Dallas linebacker, Hogs in courting stage
Four-star linebacker Brennon Scott and his father, Elliott, gave the University of Arkansas a thumbs up after visiting the Hogs over the weekend.
Scott, 6-2, 225 pounds of Dallas Bishop Dunne, was one of approximately 70 prospects on campus Saturday. He has scholarship offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, LSU, Nebraska, SMU, Texas A&M, Colorado, Kansas and others.
"It went great," Scott said. "I really liked the atmosphere of Arkansas. I like how the LBs were showing intensity in film study."
One of the highlights of the trip was being able to watch the Hogs scrimmage. The coaches were urging him get back to Fayetteville in the future.
"They were telling me come back, come back, come back and all that," Scott said.
Scott recorded 80 tackles, 9 for loss, 14 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and a recovered fumble as a junior while helping the Falcons to a 11-3 record and the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Division I state football championship.
ESPN rates Scott a 4-star prospect, the No. 13 outside linebacker and No. 219 overall prospect in the nation for the 2020 class. Despite the Hogs going 2-10 last season, Scott was impressed by the team being locked in with coach Chad Morris and staff.
"What really surprised me [was] probably seeing the guys buying into what coach Morris is trying to build," Scott said. "Arkansas had an up-and-down season."
Scott called Arkansas' facilities "great."
"I like the weight room, the indoor football complex," Scott said.
His father was impressed with what he saw and also liked the close proximity to Dallas.
"I was impressed with the everything," Elliott Scott said. "Very impressed. It's [a] nice trip, not too far. I can get in my car and get here pretty quick."
The elder Scott has noticed a general theme when visiting SEC schools.
"The SEC teams, they're all about the same to be honest with you as far as facilities," he said. "Everything is top-notch when it comes to facilities. They all stand out to be honest with you. You really can't go wrong."
Scott will be supportive of his son's college decision.
"I'm comfortable with anything he decides to do because it's his decision," he said.
The relationship with the Arkansas staff will play a role in Brennon Scott's interest level and future plans to visit Fayetteville.
"It's a relationship, if it's a two-way street," Elliott Scott said. "We're courting each other. It could be something in the future."
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Sports on 03/12/2019
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