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On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine: Notre Dame trending with DL Justin Scott

Keegan Pope01/23/23
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Chicago (Ill.) St. Ignatius four-star defensive lineman Justin Scott is scheduled to make his commitment on January 31, a little over a week from now.

And one team is heavily trending ahead of his expected decision: Notre Dame. After recent industry updates, the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM) gives the Fighting Irish an 86.1 percent chance of securing his commitment.

Scott is the No. 20 overall prospect and No. 3 defensive lineman in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 1 overall prospect in Illinois. 

On3 rates Scott higher than other recruiting services, according to the Industry Comparison. Per the 2024 On300, he is the No. 16 overall prospect and No. 2 defensive lineman in the country.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound defender recently revealed a top eight of Alabama, Colorado, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon and USC. Scott was expected to visit the Fighting Irish this past weekend, but had to cancel the trip due to weather issues. He expects to visit next weekend, a trip that will take place just two days before his decision.

Scott has an On3 NIL Valuation of $103K. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

Justin Scott On3 Scouting Summary

The following is the On3 Scouting Summary for Justin Scott:

“Naturally-gifted defensive tackle with rare movement skills at 6-foot-5, 310 pounds. One of the more unique jumbo athletes early on in the 2024 cycle. A twitchy, explosive athlete who runs like a much smaller player. Chases down plays from the back side and runs sideline-to-sideline with ease. A loose, fluid mover with natural flexibility. Shows his natural explosion as a finisher. 

“New to football, playing his first season at the varsity level as a sophomore. Has a background as a soccer and basketball player. Will need to continue developing from a technical aspect, particularly with his hands. Rapid ascension and quick improvement point to a high ceiling.”