Scott and the West Jefferson Buccaneers are competing in the IMG National 7-on-7 Tourney, where they went 2-2 today in pool play. The Bucs, ranked No. 2 (behind only defending champ West Monroe) on our preseason in-state 5A list, are seeded fourth in their division entering Sunday's final day of competition.
"I called Coach Hud (Cajuns' head coach Mark Hudspeth) and committed," said Scott, who was dynamic in both track and field events at the outdoor state meet this spring.
Scott specializes in the 200 meters, along with the various relay teams - and jumping events.
"Coach Hud was happy that I decided to go ahead and commit today," said Scott (5-11, 175). "I'm feeling good. Coach (Tim) Rebowe recruited me for UL.
"Their coaches are great. I like them, and I like their offense. They're about the spread offense, which is like another home to me - because that's what we do at West Jeff."
How did the 7-on-7 action go today?
"It went good," said Scott. "We start back up at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow."
What message does he have for fans of the Cajuns?
"I'm a great athlete who is coming in there to work and help the team keep getting better," he stated. "My goal for my senior year is just to get better as a player - and to go far in the playoffs."
West Jeff reached the first round of the 5A bracket last year as the No. 30 seed. The Bucs were taken out in the postseason opener by undefeated No. 3 Byrd (Shreveport, La.).
The Buccaneers showed they could play with anyone, however, almost knocking off Jesuit (which reached the quarterfinals) and Archbishop Rummel (also reached the quarters) in district.
Guided by head coach Marcus Scott, West Jeff finished second at the Big Man On Campus 7-on-7 in May to qualify for nationals. At that tourney, the Buccaneers reached the finals and held a two-touchdown advantage over "Louisiana Bootleggers Elite" before the Bootleggers rallied.