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USC Trojans commits at The Opening: Palaie Gaoteote, Raymond Scott

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Palaie Gaoteote, USC Trojans linebacking commit. Scouting report!

The Gorman product’s biggest strength is his instincts as a football player. Gaoteote has an uncanny ability to sift through traffic on running plays and make a stop before the ball carrier gets to the second level. In addition, he does an excellent job of diagnosing the direction of a play and who has the football, allowing him to use his physical strengths to eventually make the play. Being an inside linebacker requires a certain level of football instincts to make an impact and Gaoteote has them in spades.

Raymond Scott, USC Trojans linebacking commit. More on his commitment:

“I went to practice and see that USC runs a defense very similar to what we run at Narbonne,“ said Scott. “I feel like I can really fit in there well. They think I might look the best at the outside linebacker position.”

The recruiting process has seen more and more early commitments only to be coupled with more de-commitments. Scott is excited about his pledge to USC, but will still entertain interest from other programs.

“I’m still going to take my visits and respect other schools that come after me, but as of now, it’s all about Fight On!,” said Scott.