Options Open for Scott

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral receiver DaMari Scott currently holds five offers and is exploring his options...

For Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral receiver DaMari Scott, the transition from his junior to senior football seasons involved a lot of effort and hard work during the off-season.

As a junior, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect was thrust into the role of quarterback, as current starter Hayden Rettig was out for the season with an injury.

This year, Scott shifted to receiver and has found success on the field.

"The season has been good. We've won a lot of games, so I'm happy with that. I worked hard over the off-season because I wasn't used to playing receiver, so I was working on everything regarding that, like footwork and route-running," he said.

Training for the season didn't just happen on the field, as Scott put in just as much time in the film room with his coaches.

"I think that knowing coverages and studying film is one of the most important things to playing football and I've been doing that all season. I spend a lot of time in the film room with my coaches; I have people surrounding me who have really helped teach me the game," he said.

Scott has garnered some attention, holding offers from Boston College, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, and San Diego State. Of those programs, two really have his attention.

"Boston College and Nevada are two of the schools standing out. Boston College is in the ACC and they throw the ball a lot. They are an upcoming program. I like that Nevada runs the spread; also, their coach has been keeping in contact with me so I'm interested in them because they show their interest in me," he said.

The receiver has also been receiving some Pac-12 interest and recently sent out his senior highlights to a few programs.

"I've gotten letters from Oregon State; I talked with Oregon a little bit. I sent my film to Washington and Washington State, so I'm waiting to hear back about it. Oregon State is a program I'm interested in; they are a winning team this season, and I like the offense that they run. They asked me for my film, too," he said.

Now that it's out of his hands, there are a few things in his film that Scott hopes catches the eye of coaches.

"With most receivers, when the ball is away from them, they jog off the ball or don't block. I watch the backside; I block every play. I run my routes hard. I want them to see the effort I have, even when the ball isn't coming my way," he said.

Scott, who lists academics, a school's environment, and playing time as criteria he's looking for in a program, is hoping to take some visits within the next couple of weeks, but doesn't have any visit plans set quite yet.

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