Fast-rising 3-Star DB Tyler Scott locks in Texas football official visit

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Over the next few weeks, we’re going to see quite a few visitors come through that are late targets of the 2023 Texas football recruiting class. Texas is getting some of the late offers out to rising targets of the 2023 class in the last few weeks.

There’s a new name to watch this fall among defensive back offers for the Longhorns 2023 class. One of the most recent Texas offers in the 2023 class went out to the fast-rising three-star Mableton Pebblebrook (GA) defensive back Tyer Scott.

Scott announced on social media on the night of Oct. 30 that he received a Texas offer.

And it didn’t take long for this coaching staff to get Scott on the books for an official visit to Austin for next month. According to a report from Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports on Oct. 31, Texas will host Scott for an official visit to Austin on Nov. 12 when the Longhorns host the undefeated TCU Horned Frogs at DKR for a big-time Big 12 matchup.

Texas is getting in on the recruitment of Scott when his stock is starting to skyrocket on the recruiting trail. In the last month alone, Scott has raked in more than a dozen FBS offers. Some of the recent offers for Scott are from the Oklahoma Sooners, Alabama Crimson Tide, Tennessee Volunteers, USC Trojans, LSU Tigers, and Michigan Wolverines.

The 6-foot-2 and 185-pound defensive back Scott was committed to the Arkansas State Red Wolves until a few weeks ago. Once Scott’s offer sheet started to heat up last month, it was bound to happen that he was going to re-open his recruitment.

It was less than one week after Scott de-committed from Arkansas State that he visited Alabama unofficially (Oct. 8).

Texas football books scorching hot 3-Star DB Tyler Scott for an official visit

Moreover, Scott has already taken an official visit to see the Auburn Tigers (Oct. 29). He also has three official visits now on the docket for the next six weeks or so. He’ll visit Alabama officially a couple of weeks after his trip to Texas. And he’s got an early December official visit on the docket with USC.

Scott will be visiting Texas during a weekend that is turning into a big one on the recruiting trail for this staff. Texas could have four official visitors locked in over the course of the next 24 or 48 hours for Nov. 12 for the TCU game if three-star West Virginia DL commit Justin Benton gets his trip on the books before the end of the day on Oct. 31.

That could help Texas create a real buzz in the recruitment of Scott.

And Texas will certainly need the help here. Scott is one of the fastest-rising recruits in the entire country in the last couple of months. He’s grown some and rapidly improved year-over-year since his junior season.

Scott has already visited Alabama, Auburn, and the Tennessee Volunteers this fall. And it looks like Tennessee at least holds a slight lead at the moment in the race to land a commitment from Scott over Auburn and Alabama. But USC and Texas are definitely still within striking distance among the top schools for Scott.

However, what Scott could bring to the table for Texas is a sizable and lanky defensive back that has enough versatility to play either at safety or corner. He’s got the length and range in pass coverage to be a quality field safety at the Power Five level.

But the ideal fit for Scott with this Texas secondary will probably be at the boundary corner spot. Scott is a physical and lengthy 6-foot-2 corner with a plus wingspan and good timing in pass coverage.

That’s what cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph and co-DC/LB coach Pete Kwiatkowski are looking for at the boundary corner position (just look at the physical profile and skill set of Ryan Watts).

Texas is clearly seeking out more options at cornerback for the 2023 class a couple of months ahead of signing day. Four-star Arlington Martin cornerback Javien Toviano still looks to be the top target at the position in the Longhorns 2023 class. But Toviano’s recruitment is as mysterious and unpredictable as any.

It’s smart for the Longhorns staff to have some other options lined up in case things don’t work out with Toviano when it’s all said and done.

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Texas currently has a trio of blue-chip defensive backs committed to the 2023 class, a couple of which are some of the highest-rated prospects in the mix. The trio of blue-chip defensive back commits in the Longhorns 2023 class are five-star Westgate (LA) safety Derek Williams, five-star South Oak Cliff cornerback Malik Muhammad, and four-star Arlington Seguin safety Jamel Johnson.