After taking a trip to Minnesota and Boise State in the last week, Corona (Calif.) Centennial quarterback Matt Scott (6-2.5, 195) was able to see the remaining schools he had offers from and had strong interest in.
So on Friday morning, Scott made his decision.
“I just committed to Arizona,” said Scott. “I talked to Coach (Darrell) Wyatt and let him know I was committing.”
Scott, the #9 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, is the seventh player to commit to the Wildcats in the class of 2008, and with the solid verbal that Gerell Robinson gave them this week, their third four-star prospect (along with Robert Golden).
“I’m happy that I committed there,” said Scott. “I like the offense, but that wasn’t the only factor. I know they’ll pass, and I like to pass, but I like to run too.”
Scott is one of the most athletic quarterbacks in the country, and gives the Wildcats a versatile threat at quarterback.
“My family was pretty happy that I made my commitment,” said Scott. “I like the coaches and the school. I had visited there on an unofficial trip and I liked it a lot.”
He’s also relieved to get his recruitment over with and the opportunity to focus strictly on his senior year.
“Yeah, I’m glad to get it done and I can just worry about football and school,” said Scott. “I’m solid to Arizona.”
The commitment from Scott gives Arizona a big boost with his teammates, linebacker Brandon Magee and running back Ryan Bass, both ranked amongst the top players at their position on the West Coast and both players that Arizona has offered.
“That would be cool (to play with them in college) but we’ll see,” said Scott.
Last fall, Scott led one of the most potent ground games in California, paced by Bass’ 2,000 yard season. Still, Scott threw for 1,703 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 536 yards on 71 carries and scoring seven touchdowns. Centennial will be one of the favorites for the CIF Inland Division title and the California Division I state title.