Andre Scott has 30 scholarship offers.
We didn't ask him if he had any new ones today.
Whatever the number, Orlando Oak Ridge athlete gets won't really matter. He's taken it all in stride. He wants to win football games. He wants to put Oak Ridge back on the football map.
He has, however, looked into recruiting enough to have narrowed down those 30 schools to a current Top 5, of which Cincinnati is his current leader, followed by -- in no order -- hometown UCF, North Carolina, Tennessee and Purdue.
"It's just going to boil down to who I'm most comfortable with and where I'm feeling most at home ... how they treat the players," said Scott, who led Oak Ridge to an 8-4 record and a postseason berth last season.
As for UCF, Scott (5-11, 175) was quite pleased with an unofficial visit he took recently.
"The coaches were all cool. Coach [George] O'Leary said if I get hurt I can still finish school and get my degree," Scott said. "The dorms are beautiful. They're big and real spacious. It just looks like they take care of their players out there."
Even though Scott has 30 offers, none of those are from Florida, Florida State or Miami.
"It's crazy, I thought I was going to hear from [UF]," Scott said of Florida coaches after he had performed well at the Gators' Friday NIgh Lights workout at the Swamp last month. He has also talked to Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett.
"Coach Trickett said their defense is pretty strong right now and then Florida is looking for defense. The UF coaches say just wait it out see what happens … they wanna see my senior season to determine what do with me."
Which is one of the main reasons why Oak Ridge coach Elijah Williams has moved Scott into a full-time role as cornerback, letting sophomore Jerrell Antoine take over the offense at quarterback.
"Oh don't worry. He'll be in there when we need him" Williams said. "He'll be playing plenty of offense when we go into our Wildcat set."
The 30 offers have surprised Scott, somewhat.
"I thought I’d have a couple, but it's been a lot of attention," Scott said. " I give it all to my coaches. They put all the work in, put in overtime on me working DB drills and QB drills.
"I just gotta stay humble, regardless of how last season turned out … stay humble, work hard, and the more you put in the more you can win."
As for Cincinnati being his No. 1, it's not solid enough for a commitment just yet.
"I thought I'd decide before the season starts, but I'm going to wait cause coach said probably more offers to come," said Scott, whose Pioneers kick off the regular season Friday night at Sanford Seminole. "Coach Elder [TE coach Mark] and I talk on regular basis. He asks me how practice going ... talks to me like my dad or something ... tells me how he’s out jogging, walking with his dog. It makes me feel at home and that’s what it’s basically going to boil down to."
Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at email@example.com.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun