“BYU offered my last night around six o’clock,” said Scott. “I’m really excited about the offer, and I’m going to learn more about the school. I’ve built up a great relationship with Coach Tujague and he’s a great guy, and then I briefly spoke with Coach Mendenhall last night when I got the offer.”
With his second offer in hand (Utah being the first), Scott is excited about his newest offer from BYU.
“I’m very excited about my offer and it’s really cool,” said Scott. “I looking forward to staying in contact with the coaches there and being recruited by them, but, yeah, I’m really excited about my offer. Coach Tujague is a great guy and I look forward to getting to know him and BYU better.”
Having grown up in the beach community of San Clemente, CA, Scott, who is a 6-5, 260-pound offensive lineman, doesn’t ride the long boards or 10 foot logs with four inch rails. He likes to shred the waves on the much smaller boards like his younger brother.
“I’m 6-5 and weigh around 260,” Scott said. “I play left tackle, long snapper, and a little bit of guard. I started off playing center and then just recently I just started playing tackle.
“I don’t ride logs I ride a 6’5” fish. I have a little brother and so I try and keep up with him.”
When Scott and Bronco Mendenhall spoke on the phone last night, Mendenhall informed him that he too is a surfer. In fact, Coach Mendenhall was in his area last week surfing.
“Yeah, he told me that he’s a surfer and that he was down here last week surfing,” said Scott. “We talked about that when we spoke.”
When it comes to surfing the two will have much to talk about over in the future, and, in fact, he’ll be able to trade surfing stories with his primary recruiter Garret Tujague, who also likes to ride the waves.
“Coach Tujague is a great guy,” said Scott. “He really likes to build a strong relationship with you. That’s the kind of guy he is and he also likes to go surfing, which is pretty cool. We’ll have a lot to talk about.”
BYU’s offensive line coach pushed for the scholarship offer for Scott after reviewing his film.
“What he told me was one of the things that popped out on my film was my technique,” Scott said. “He said I have good technique and he loved how I finished my blocks.”
During the football season, Scott drove up to Provo, Utah where he visited BYU’s campus for an unofficial visit. He met with Coach Tujague and got to know him a little better.
“I came up there for an unofficial visit about half way through my junior season,” recalled Scott. “That’s when I met with Coach Tujague and got a chance to speak with him. He said he looked forward to recruiting me and all that. He also said he looked forward to offering me as well. He’s a great guy and I got to know him while I was up there on campus.”
Now with a scholarship offer in hand, Scott is going to look more into what BYU has to offer. Right now the big surfer doesn’t know much but that will change with time.
“Honestly right now, I don’t know a whole lot about BYU,” Scott admitted. “I just know that a lot of people that go there are LDS. I know what they look for in recruiting prospects is good character and it’s important what they do on and off the field. I look forward to learning more about the school as we go along.”