Recruiting profile: Southport's Paul Scruggs

Southport's Paul Scruggs is one of the nation's top players in the Class of 2017.

Southport’s Paul Scruggs is one of the nation’s top players in the Class of 2017.


Name: Paul Scruggs

School: Southport

Class: 2017

Position: Guard

Height: 6-4

Weight: 200 lbs.

College choice: Xavier

Final five: Indiana, Illinois, Michigan State, Xavier, UConn

Offers: Indiana, Purdue, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan State, Wake Forest

Twitter handle: @the1paulscruggs


IndyStar’s in-state: No. 2

ESPN: No. 36

Rivals: No. 33

247 Sports: No. 19


• Former Southport standout Paul Scruggs chooses Xavier (Oct. 14)

• Southport’s Paul Scruggs sets visits for five schools

Scout rankings for Classes of ’17, ’18, ’19 (June 5)

Four Indiana players among nation’s top 35 (June 28)

Ohio State offers Scruggs (June 23)

• Southport’s Scruggs takes visit to Louisville (June 3)

Scruggs includes IU on his list of eight (May 23)

• Paul Scruggs gets in-home visit from Tom Izzo (April 23)

• Southport’s Scruggs among Junior core All-Stars (March 23)

• Brunk, Scruggs carry Southport to semistate (March 13)

• Doyel: Indy a high-stakes recruiting battleground (Jan. 14)

• Scruggs leads Southport upset over No. 1 North Central (Jan. 13)

Doyel: One of nation’s top hoops recruits adds football to resume (Aug. 18)

Going to take an unofficial visit to Louisville (Aug. 4)

• Kentucky continues interest in Scruggs, Wilkes (July 14)

Paul Scruggs considering playing football this season (July 12)

Southport’s Paul Scruggs becoming more versatile (June 19)

Paul Scruggs, Kris Wilkes to visit Kentucky (June 11)

How good is Indiana’s high school hoops Class of 2017? (May 4)

Scruggs, Brunk leads Southport revival (Feb. 20, 2014)