Five-star class of 2024 defensive lineman Justin Scott has narrowed down his schools to eight.

The junior will be choosing from Michigan, USC, Miami, Ohio State, Oregon, Colorado, Notre Dame, and Alabama.

The Chicago, Ill., native ranks No. 18 nationally. No. 4 in defensive lineman, and No. 1 in the state of Ill., according to 247Sports Composite. 

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"Has prototypical size and athletic ability for the position. Bends well, gets off the ball quickly and can beat blockers with initial quickness. Closes to the ball with speed as well. For a taller interior defensive lineman, he generally does a good job with pad level and his flexibility helps with that. Not often challenged in high school with offensive linemen with similar size and talent. Will have to show he can disengage from Power Five level offensive linemen. Has great upside though and actually could play high-level offensive line if he wanted to also, but projects as a defensive tackle that can play for any school and in any scheme in the country," said national recruiting analyst for 247Sports Allen Trieu. 

Trieu also compared the lineman to former Alabama and current New England Patriots defensive player Christian Barmore.

Scott will be the sixth commit for the class of 2024 and will add to Alabama's No. 5 recruiting ranking if he chooses to come to the Capstone.

According to On3Sports Recruiting Prediction Machine, Notre Dame is the favorite to land the prospect with a 66.8% chance.

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