MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: Bailey Scott of the Allies (L) celebrates a goal during the AFL U18 Championship match between the Allies and Western Australia at Etihad Stadium on July 4, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Highly touted draft prospect Bailey Scott has nominated North Melbourne as his club of choice, as reported by

Scott was an academy player for Gold Coast this season but was also eligible for father/son selection for North Melbourne and Geelong, meaning he had to nominate one club as his preferred destination.

His father, Robert, played 132 games for Geelong and played a further 113 for the Kangaroos, where he was a premiership player in 1996.

“I understand it’s a draft and I have not been guaranteed by North Melbourne that I will be selected by them, although if things go to plan as they perceive the draft will unfold then North Melbourne will select me,” Scott told the North Melbourne website.

“I was asked to make a decision sooner due to the trade period starting, so over the weekend I went through the process.”

“If things work out and I end up at North Melbourne it would be exciting to have the opportunity to play at North Melbourne where my father played in a premiership.

“My education is important to me and the potential opportunities to study in my selected field in Melbourne were attractive.

“All three clubs were terrific to me throughout this period. I can’t thank them enough.”