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Recruiting: Defensive Tackle Kevin Scott to Take Official Visit to USC

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Three-star defensive tackle Kevin Scott out of Salesian is set to take an official visit to USC Tuesday, according to Josh Webb of USCFootball.com.

Scott’s recruitment has blown up in the month of January, receiving offers from Miami and Texas before the Trojans offered him during an unofficial visit on January 19th.

The 6-5, 280 pound lineman is a work in progress, having played just one season of high school ball. However, the late surge of attention has put him on the map as a prospect with a potentially high ceiling.

Scott’s decision to take an official visit affects more than just the prospects of landing his signature next week on Signing Day. With USC’s class filling up, the official visit blocks the possibility of Scott enrolling as a blue shirt, which is essentially a preferred walk-on whose scholarship counts towards next year’s class.

With just four spots left in this class, it looks more and more likely that the Trojans will need a recruit to de-commit or blueshirt. Chris Swanson of TrojansSports.com has already indicated that offensive lineman Clayton Johnston plans to blueshirt, but more room will almost certainly be needed to accommodate potential signees.

USC is in need of bodies in the trenches on the defensive side of the ball. Though the Trojans have landed the commitment of four-star defensive tackle Jacob Daniel and are still in the running for five-star Rasheem Green, USC has just one underclassman tackle currently enrolled in Kenny Bigelow.

Scott will announce his college decision between USC, Ole Miss, Miami, Purdue and San Diego State on Signing Day, he has confirmed via Twitter.

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