Profile: Artavis Scott
Position: Wide Receiver
Location: Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake
Recruiting: Scott has been offered by just about every major BCS program across the country. He committed to Clemson over Florida, UCF, Michigan and Ohio State.
What to Like: Scott is a very dynamic athlete with the ball in his hands. He has big play ability because of his outstanding speed and quickness. This kid also has great ball skills and is terrific in the air. He plays bigger than his size. Scott can also be a special teams demon as a kick and punt return guy. As good as he is with the ball in his hands he may have even more long term upside as a cornerback.
What may be of concern: The only real concern for Scott may be a lapse of concentration. He at times drops catchable passes. Last weekend at the IMG Nationals in Bradenton, Fla. he was sensational on both days for Team Tampa, as they won it all for the second consecutive year. Again, he just needs to be more consistent.
Overall Analysis: This is a super pickup for Clemson. First, they pulled another outstanding athlete from the Sunshine State and beat the Gators and others in the process. Second, it's believed their big play guy (Sammy Watkins) will jump to the NFL after this season. Scott could step in and make an impact for the Tiger offense and one day be a Watkins type of player for Clemson. He may not be quite as polished as Watkins at the same stage but he can bring explosiveness to their offense and be a nice addition to the special teams.
What will be interesting to see if Scott transitions to the other side of the ball to play cornerback. He certainly has more long term upside at corner and is starting to warm up to the idea of playing defense. Scott has the necessary skill set to be a dominant player at that position in time.
Commitment Analysis: Artavis Scott
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