Coaches Eyeing Scott for 2014

Fox Sports Next has the update on La Porte linebacker Hoza Scott from Texas. Though just an upcoming junior, Scott has caught the attention from the nation's top programs. He is a likely Texas Top 100 player for the class of 2014. See what all he has going on in this Fox Sports Next feature.

Even though offers are still in heavy rotation for the upcoming seniors, college coaches have already started targeted talented 2014 players as well. One who is getting plenty of run now is La Porte (TX) linebacker Hoza Scott.

After a solid playoff run at La Porte, Scott said that he team has a newfound focus and looking for much of the same or better success in 2012.

"Things are going really good for our team right now. Our defense and offense are looking good and coming along well," Scott said. "We will scrimmage this Saturday to see how much progress has been made."

For the 6-foot-3, 217-pound Scott, plenty of progress has been made. He is taking on more of a leadership role and is slated to be active on both sides of the football. Of course, his mainstay is outside linebacker, but will play some running back on offense. 

He also gets to do some other positions when the team lines up in a particular offensive package.

"When we are inside the 20-yard line, I will play wide receiver. In that set I'm the go-to receiver," Scott said. 

Sure this will help his team in many ways and Scott is all about contributing, but many of the schools are seeking his services for what he naturally does, which is defend and stop ball carriers.

Right now, Scott claims offers from some of top programs including Texas, Alabama, LSU, Baylor and Texas A&M. So far this off season, he has only made a stop to College Station, TX, but he plans to make the rounds for summer camps.

"This summer I want to go to camps at Texas, Alabama, LSU and I will try to get out to Florida, my brother lives there," Scott said. "I may try and get out to California too."

As stated, most coaches want to use him as an outside linebacker. He said that the coaches tell him that he has great technique and that overall he is a good football player.

Scott added that he credits much of his good play to his preparation, as he spends a lot of time in the weight room and studying film.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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