Scott's Dream

Little Rock Central linebacker Chris Scott (6-4, 225, 4.7) is hoping he did enough on Saturday at Arkansas' one-day camp to get an offer from the Razorbacks.

There may have been nobody on the University of Arkansas campus Saturday who wants a Razorback offer more than Chris Scott.

The fact that he is a 6-4, 225-pound linebacker/tight end prospect just might help him get one.

Scott, who had 16 tackles in one game last season and 68 for the season, was one of over 200-plus invited athletes who showed up for the UA's one-day camp.

"I am very excited about being here," Scott said. "Arkansas has great coaches, great facilities. Arkansas is my first choice and it will stay that way. I really hope to get a chance to play here. It's a dream."

Scott admits he likes lining up at linebacker the best.

"I love tight end, but there is no better feeling than playing linebacker," Scott said. "I have just always been a natural at it all my life. I love catching the football, but not as much as I love hitting people.

"But really wherever teams want me to play, I will do it," Scott said. "I am just trying to put myself in position to get a great education."

Scott, who is being recruited by Mississippi State, Tulsa, Ole Miss, Missouri State and Louisiana Tech, has been overlooked by most recruiting services.

"That makes me just work harder every day," Scott said. "I know I have to go out and prove things to people. I know there are certain guys that are ranked higher than me, but I know that I can compete with them. It just drives me to the edge every day I step on the football field."

Scott will play this season at Little Rock Central after previously playing at Pine Bluff.

"To me, Pine Bluff and Little Rock Central are the two best high school football programs in the state of Arkansas over the years and I am going to be able to say I played for both," Scott said. "I love (Central head) Coach (Bernie) Cox and my teammates. I think (Pine Bluff head) Coach (Bobby) Bolding for everything he has done for me, but I am very excited about being a title."

Central will open it season at defending 7A state champ Fayetteville on Sept. 5 without a single defensive starter returning.

Still with Scott and linebacker Blake James, it appeared Central would have some anchors, but James tore up his knee at a UA camp in June.

"I believe Blake is going to be out for the season," Scott said. "It really hurt our football team because we were counting on him a lot. He is a great player, a great guy and I just hate it for him, but we will do our best to come together."





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