Legacy target set to visit two schools, including Maryland

2025 South Lakes (VA) guard Jordan Scott soaked in every moment of his recruitment skyrocketing through the spring into the start of the contact period, adding offers from Maryland, Texas A&M and Georgetown while hearing from Florida State, Penn State and Illinois among others.

“It’s just been really great talking to people all over the country.” The 6-foot-5 rising junior already held offers from Virginia Tech, Pitt, Iowa, Cal, Penn State and Illinois among others but June has also given him a chance to hit the road to familiarize himself with his early suitors. After unofficially visiting Michigan State last week before head coach Tom Izzo extended an offer, Scott has two more visits set for this week.

“I’m heading to Virginia on Monday then Maryland on Tuesday,” Scott told IBG.

Monday’s visit marks his second trip to Charlottesville where he’ll look to familiarize himself with the ins and outs of the program. “I’m hoping to see their team more,” Scott added. “Last time it was just more of a tour of the facilities and stuff like that, didn’t get to see the players.”

The interest with Maryland began last week with a phone call from assistant Mike Jones to spark the first contact between the two sides, but the Terps have familiarity in Scott’s home. His mom, Christy Winters-Scott, still sits second in Maryland program history with 1,679 points after the former first team All-ACC selection led the Terps to a pair of ACC titles and a 1989 Final Four appearance. “It was pretty great,” Scott said about getting an offer from his mom’s alma mater. “When she heard about it, she was super excited.”

It also helps that Jones has a longstanding relationship with the family. “He actually knows my parents, especially my mom because of the Maryland connection. I like Maryland. I definitely want to meet more of the coaching staff, see how things work.” Scott will look to connect with the players on his upcoming visit to College Park as he familiarizes himself with the Terrapins under head coach Kevin Willard.

While the local guard will look to make the rounds throughout the summer, Michigan State has left a noticeable impression coming off his second visit to East Lansing. “I got to meet more with the academic side and the players a little bit more this time. They’ve been amazing. I probably talk to them the most out of any school so far.”

As a sophomore, Scott was named Concorde Player of the Year and was selected to the regional All-Defensive Team. He is not yet rated by On3.

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