And then there were five.
Springfield cornerback Aaron Scott Jr. narrowed his final college choices to five Thursday afternoon.
That group (in alphabetical order) is Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State and Tennessee.
The No. 1-ranked prospect in Ohio according to 247Sports rankings and the No. 3 cornerback in the country, Scott has amassed more than 30 offers over the past year-plus.
He cut that group to 12 in early April and said in early May he was planning to take official visits in June then make his final decision before his senior season starts.
Scott told rivals.com on Thursday he will visit Oregon June 9-11, go to Michigan June 16-18 and then Ohio State on June 23-25.
He has already been to those schools and many more this year but said last month he wants to focus on relationships when he returns.
“Really getting to spend time with all the coaches and getting to interact with the other commits and other recruits, talk to them about some things, but really just see how everybody interacts with people, see who I get along with, see who I feel I can win a natty with for real,” Scott said during an interview at Springfield High School on May 1.
He also described being in the middle of an old-fashioned Ohio State-Michigan recruiting battle.
“Oh it’s crazy,” he said with a big smile. “They’re both sayin’ they’re not gonna let me go to the other school. They feel like they’re gonna do whatever they can to get me to go there, but they definitely don’t like when I talk about ‘em to each other.”