Imhotep's Scott pays unofficial visit to Penn State

Posted: February 23, 2013

It's in the locker room where Imhotep Charter's DeAndre Scott said he zones out before games and blocks out everything that doesn't have to do with football.

On Friday, Scott visited the locker room where he could play college football, as he made an unofficial visit to Penn State.

The area's top junior defensive back tried on a pair of Nittany Lions jerseys, in both blue and white, emblazoned with his No. 5.

"It was wonderful," Scott said.

Along with Penn State, Scott has about a dozen scholarship offers, including from Arizona State, Central Florida, Pittsburgh, Temple, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The 5-foot-10 Scott met with assistant coaches Ron Vanderlinden and Anthony Midget and head coach Bill O'Brien, who Scott said is a confident person committed to turning around the program.

"We were just chilling, talking football, and getting to know each other," Scott said.

Scott said he is not concerned with the NCAA sanctions against the team, but instead values Penn State for its nursing program. He plans to major in nursing.

On Saturday, Scott will run with Imhotep in the 4x200-meter relay at the state indoor track championships at Penn State. The meet conflicted with the Nittany Lions' junior day, causing Scott to visit a day early.

"It's like I'm missing it, but I'm really not," Scott said. "We did everything that they're going to do Saturday."

Off to Maryland. Cardinal O'Hara junior football player Thadd Smith will be in search of his sixth scholarship offer when he visits Maryland on Saturday for the Terrapins' junior day.

A wide receiver and defensive back, Smith has offers from Boston College, Massachusetts, Rutgers, Temple, and Toledo.

From Hawk to Dragon. St. Joseph's Prep senior midfielder Connor McGlynn committed Friday to play soccer at Drexel.

McGlynn also had interest from Albany, Fairfield, Fordham, and St. Joseph's.

He was the Hawks' captain in his junior and senior seasons and was named twice to the All-Catholic League first team. McGlynn plays club soccer for FC Philadelphia under Haverford School coach Bill Brady.

"He's a very attack-oriented player," Brady said. ". . . He's leftfooted and has the ability to just blow by people."

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