East Lake WR Artavis Scott to announce college decision next week



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Wed. June 26, 2013 | Bob Putnam | Email

East Lake wide receiver Artavis Scott said he will announce his college decision July 2 or 3 in Beaverton, Ore., where he will be participating in the Opening 2013.

Scott, listed as a four-star recruit by 247Sports, has 35 offers. He decision will come down to six schools: Clemson, Florida, FSU, Michigan, Ohio State and UCF.

“I just felt like it was the right time and a good place to make the decision,” Scott said.

Scott was among six bay-area recruits who earned invitations to the Opening, a camp held at the Nike campus that brings together the best performers from the Nike training camps held this spring. The others attending are Armwood defensive back Kyle Gibson, East Lake athlete George Campbell, Lakewood lineman Isaiah Wynn, Plant City offensive lineman Montel McBride and Tampa Catholic offensive lineman Corey Martinez.

This past season, Scott had 995 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns despite missing nearly half the regular season because of an ankle injury. In the spring game against Osceola, Scott scored nearly every time he touched the ball, returning two kicks for touchdowns and adding two more on receptions.

Scott’s most recent visit was to Clemson this month. He had planned on attending Michigan’s Big House BBQ next month, as well as touring most of the major state schools with his teammates.

But he decided to end the recruiting process early.

“This wasn’t something where I planned to do it before the season to get it out of the way,” Scott said. “I just made up my mind and decided I might as well not wait any longer to let everyone know where I was going.”

Scott is part of East Lake’s heralded 2013 class that includes offensive lineman Mason Cole (Michigan) and defensive back Devin Abraham (USF), both of whom already made their college decisions.

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