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Tennessee Football: Ohio DB Aaron Scott Includes Vols Among Top Schools

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After landing three commitments over the weekend, Tennessee football made the cut in Aaron Scott’s top schools. 

The four-star prospect tweeted a graphic on Easter that featured his top 12 schools on Easter eggs. Tennessee was among his Easter eggs, along with Pittsburgh, Southern Calif., Oregon, Kentucky, Louisville, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan, Florida State, Penn State and Notre Dame.

Scott ranks as the No. 2 prospect from Ohio, and the No. 9 cornerback in the 2024 class. The Springfield (OH.) High School prospect sits at No. 71 nationally. 

In his junior season, the 6-foot and 170-pound cornerback racked up 21 tackles, three tackles-for-loss and five interceptions, two touchdowns. He also recovered one fumble. 

Scott was last in Knoxville to watch the Vols’ first practice in full pads on March 25. His most recent trip was to Ohio State. 

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The in-state Buckeyes look to be the favorite to land Scott. Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports put in a crystal ball projection that Scott would end up at Ohio State. Although making the prediction in November, Scott still seems to be trending toward Ohio State. 

Gabe Brooks of 247Sports scouted Scott at the end of February. 

“Adequate height with good length verified entering junior season. Looks and plays larger than that verified size,” Brooks writes. “Length manifests in ball production. Not only picked off five passes as a junior, but got his hands on everything else. Disruptive and consistently competitive at the catch point. Good ball skills as evidenced by counting stats. Hyper-competitive nature you like to see on the outside. Plays aware with obvious anticipatory instincts. Has shown competency in a variety of coverages and has also played over the top on occasion. Excellent athletic profile with basketball and limited track and field experience. Punching it off the bounce as a one-foot jumper in sophomore hoops campaign. Terrific functional athlete whose verified markers in testing and track suggest room for improvement in overall explosiveness, including top-end gear. Strong in coverage but needs to add mass and strength as a tackler to be more consistent in that department. Bona fide high-major defensive back prospect who can probably live at corner in the long run, but may also provide roster value as a secondary chameleon. Potential to become a multi-year impact player with NFL Draft upside.”

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