4-star LB Raymond Scott says he plans to sign with USC during December period

While a handful of commitments to rival Pac-12 programs are changing their minds, USC had an important recruit solidify his commitment on Tuesday.

Raymond Scott, a 4-star linebacker from Narbonne High School (Harbor City, Calif.), told 247Sports’ Greg Biggins that he’s set to sign with the Trojans this month.

“I’m planning to sign with USC during the early Signing Period in December,” Scott said. “I have a good relationship with coach Tee Martin, he was the one who offered me my sophomore year and has always been there for me.

“He was at the game tonight and we talked earlier in the week. USC was always on my mind, that was always home for me. I wanted to play the process out and see where I fit in best and now I can say that’s USC. I feel good about my decision and will be taking my official visit there sometime in January.”

Official visits after signing are like cherries on top of the recruitment pie. Instead of trying to get a true feel for student life, the newly signed recruit can dive headfirst into bonding with his soon-to-be-teammates and getting to know his new home.

Scott, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound outside linebacker, committed to USC on April 8, but wasn’t in frequent contact with the program during the season. The contact was so little, he even took a visit to Oklahoma on Oct. 28. But after offensive coordinator Tee Martin made a visit to Scott’s high school playoff game on Saturday, Scott was mentally locked into joining the Trojans.

Scott had 4 offers from Pac-12 schools, including Arizona, Oregon and Oregon State, along with USC.

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