Prospect: Eric Scott
Location: Washington, Georgia
High School: Washington-Wilkes
Position: Running Back/Free Safety/Cornerback
Strengths: “I think my vision is one of my strengths. I think I have the ability to make plays any time too. I think I execute assignments very well too.”
Need to Work On: “I want to improve my footwork, my speed, and develop more strength.”
Recruiting: “I have been getting things from Clemson, UCLA, Georgia, Tennessee, Oregon, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Vandebilt, Louisville, Kentucky, and some others. Alabama was the first one to start showing interest and the one that is showing the most interest right now is Clemson.”
Offers: “I don’t have any offers yet.”
Top Schools: “I have been liking Georgia since I was about seven years. That is when I started playing football and I started watching Georgia a lot. I like the way they play, I like their offense, and I like the school. They are my favorite school and I like Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Florida State too.”
2008 Stats: “I ran for 1,242 yards rushing I had 11 touchdowns. I barely played defense last year, so I did not have a lot of defensive stats. I will start on both sides of the ball this year.”
2009 Goals: “My team goal is just to take it one game at a time and make it farther in the playoffs (lost in first round last season) this year. My personal goals is just get better and improve as a player.”
Scout’s Take: Scott is a two way athlete that could end up at running back or defensive back on the next level. He brings a lot to the table and he will give colleges a couple of options because of his versatile and athleticism. This season could be the one that shows whether he will be best suited for offense or defense in college. He will start both ways, so we will see is he is a better fit for corner, safety, or running back.
Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Analyst for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.