The Texas Longhorns recently extended the first offer to a 2020 linebacker from the Lone Star State, and he might just be better than advertised.
Just over a week ago, Dallas Bishop Dunne product Brennon Scott made it out to Austin for a star-studded unofficial visit weekend and went home with an opportunity to be a Longhorn whenever he decides to put an end to his recruitment.
The four-star talent is one of the state’s premier prospects, as he has an outstanding knack for getting after the quarterback and is truly a hard-nosed punisher when meeting ball carriers. Scott’s speed and will allows him to be the difference maker every time he steps foot on the field.
Those very same characteristics have helped propel him to a numerous amount of offers from a host of Power Five programs. For Scott, schools like Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Florida, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Purdue, and SMU are pushing for him the hardest, alongside the Longhorns.
“The recruiting process has been fun, but challenging,” Scott told BON. “It’s a lot of good schools pushing and I need to cut down the total in a hurry.”
Narrowing things down is something Scott will look forward to doing in the future. The Longhorns have made sure that they will make that process tougher for Scott after becoming one of the latest programs to express their desire for his services.
Scott was thrilled to receive a Texas offer. However, the way in which he received his offer came uniquely from his own mother’s curiosity.
“It felt great, you know,” Scott said. “Texas is the heart of Texas and getting that offer felt big to me. My offer came about from my mother not knowing the process. She asked Coach Orlando, ‘Why do I keep coming up here when I have other schools that have already offered?’ So he was like, ‘This is how the process works, your son has an offer from The University of Texas.’”
Scott’s recent visit to Texas was an eye-opening experience for him. The genuineness of the entire Texas program captivated Scott the most.
“The visit to Texas was great,” Scott said. “I enjoyed everything about the visit and the information I received. What stood out the most about the visit were the people. Everyone kept it real with me. They didn’t sugarcoat anything.”
The atmosphere that Tom Herman has established surrounding the football program is what Scott loves the most about Texas.
“Something about the Texas program that sticks out is that it’s a family,” Scott said. “Everyone wants to see each other make it big and be successful in life.”
Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando has made Scott a priority and is continuing to build a relationship with him.
“The coach that talks to me is coach Todd Orlando,” Scott said. “He is just teaching me football and trying to understand me as a player.”
Orlando’s efforts are apparent to Scott, seeing that Orlando has made multiple visits to come see the promising linebacker. Having a strong relationship with a school and being able to just talk with a staff about things outside of football is key to Scott.
“They’re recruiting me hard,” Scott said. “Coach Orlando has come to see me a lot before the dead period ends. I want to see my relationship build with them and also how they talk with me other than football.”
The Horns were able to bring in four total linebackers in this recent class to help fill in some empty gaps on the depth chart. The linebacker position has not been a point of emphasis so far with the 2020 cycle, seeing that they have now only offered a total of four prospects that play in the second level of the defense. Scott could definitely be that standout linebacker for #cloUT2020.
In regards to the future, Scott has his eyes set on attending the Longhorns spring game.
At 6’2, 220 pounds, Scott is ranked as the nation’s No. 294 prospect, the No. 24 outside linebacker in the country, and as the No. 35 player in the state, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.