With smoke coming from underneath the table, Scott picked up the Oregon stuff and tossed it aside.
He did the same with the Ohio State hat and bag then picked up the Michigan gear.
He didn’t put the Block ‘M’ hat on, though. It also went by the wayside as the crowd began to get restless.
Then he opened up the Michigan bag and pulled out a white Ohio State jersey as he declared, “For the next three or four years, I’m gonna be taking my talents to the university of …”
Whether he finished the sentence was unclear because the room erupted in cheers that would have drowned out anything he said anyway.
No explanation was needed as he pulled the jersey over his head.
Now Scott, a four-star prospect ranked among the best players in the state and best cornerbacks in the country, is set to be the first Ohio State scholarship player from Springfield since Braxton Miller, who graduated from Wayne High School in 2011.
The last scholarship player from a Springfield school was Dee Miller, a receiver who graduated from South in 1994.
“Yeah, I talk to him every day,” Scott said of Miller after his announcement. “I’m surprised he didn’t come. We been choppin’ it up. He’s been lettin’ me know he’s got me and come be a Buckeye and we can turn this up.
“He said why not be the kid from Springfield, li’l old city, to go big and make it to the NFL from there.”