The Michigan State Spartans have picked up another 2017 commitment.
The latest comes in the form of defensive back Josiah Scott, who announced his decision Sunday evening at his high school.
2017 CB Josiah Scott chooses Michigan State...#rolltribe pic.twitter.com/duHKIbxWcG— Mark Harden (@fcsdathletics) July 31, 2016
Scott later announced his decision on Twitter as well:
Blessed to announce that I'm officially committed to Michigan State University! #GoGreen #V4MSU ✳️⚔ pic.twitter.com/mlXVngbsdM— Josiah Scott © (@JosiahScott7) July 31, 2016
A 5-9, 175-pound cornerback out of Fairfield High School in Ohio, Scott commits to MSU while holding offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Ohio, Cincinnati, Iowa, Pitt, Southern Miss, Navy and West Virginia among others.
"In 20 plus years of coaching, he’s probably the best defensive back that we’ve coached," Fairfield head coach Jason Krause told The Detroit News. "I’ve had some of my assistants say the same. He does every little thing you want done. He has instincts, he changes direction, plays the ball well, he’s aggressive, fast, just has all the tools you need in a defensive back."
Scott competed in The Opening in Columbus in 2015 and had a good showing.
Josiah Scott CB The Opening in Columbus. He open some eyes with a shuttle of 3.93 today. pic.twitter.com/DM7n5Bbf4N— Oliver L. Scott (@adidasslick) June 1, 2015
Most recruiting services don't have an evaluation on Scott, but Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247 Sports gave him a three-star rating. Scout has him ranked as the No. 2 cornerback prospect from Ohio and the No. 36 corner overall in the 2017 class.
Scott is also a high school teammate of elite 2018 defensive end Malik Vann, who Michigan State is fighting the likes of Ohio State and Notre Dame for. Scott also becomes the 16th Spartans pledge in 2017.
Here are some of Scott's hudl highlights: