Four-star Jordan Scott includes Maryland in final three, sets OV

Head coach Kevin Willard has shifted his attention from the transfer portal to the 2025 class over the last month as Maryland looks to maintain its local recruiting efforts. One target atop Maryland’s board next cycle is 2025 South Lakes (VA) forward Jordan Scott, the son of former Maryland star Christy Winters-Scott, as the top-100 prospect included the local team in his final group on Monday.

Scott, a 6-foot-5, released a final three with Maryland, Michigan State and Virginia Tech in the mix. Scott also tells IBG that he will officially visit Maryland on September 13 before checking out Virginia Tech for an official visit. Scott has previously unofficially visited all three schools, while the Spartans made the trip to Reston, Virginia for an in-home visit in the spring.

Maryland head coach Kevin Willard watched Scott in action during the live period in late June while assistant Greg Manning Jr. remains an active part in the Terps’ pursuit through the summer. Maryland jumped into the mix with Scott during his junior season as former assistant Mike Jones once led the way, making the hometown team a growing player in his recruitment despite Michigan State moving full-steam ahead with the top-100 prospect. ” I like Maryland. I definitely want to meet more of the coaching staff, see how things work,” he told IBG. Since then, Maryland has gradually made has entrenched itself as a viable player in his recruitment as Scott also made his way to campus for a handful of games last year, including the narrow loss vs. Michigan State.

As Maryland looks for its first commitment in the 2025 class, Maryland also hosted local guard Chris Jeffrey for an official visit last month, a visit that immediately vaulted the Terps in his top two with a fall decision expected. But with a need to restock the wing, Scott has emerged as a top candidate in the 2025 class.

Scott approaches his senior season as the reigning VHSL Class 6 State Player of the Year after fielding offers from Georgetown and Indiana while drawing interest from Kentucky among others. The fast-rising wing will look to bunker down into decision mode in the fall as the Terps look to kickstart their 2025 class with a local shooter.

“I’m a playmaker and a shottaker,” Scott previously told On3. “I like to get my teammates involved a lot, but when I get my own shot, I think I execute pretty well. I can play inside and out and have really deep range along with good post touches. Honestly, I watch a lot of Candace Parker, she is one of my favorite players. Her versatility with being tall and able to pass and shoot, I like watching her.”

Jordan Scott is rated a four-star prospect and a 93 overall by On3, checking in as the 83rd-best prospect in the country.

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