Introducing: Scott Daniel

One of the more dominant football programs in Kentucky in recent years has been Scott County. Their premier player this year and likely next year will be junior receiver Scott Daniel.

One of the more dominant football programs in Kentucky in recent years has been Scott County. Their premier player this year and likely next year will be junior receiver Scott Daniel.

Scott County head coach Jim McKee raved about Daniel.

"This kid is the best player I have every coached in 21 years," said McKee. "He is the only kid that plays both ways for us."

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound junior is had 87 touches this season for 2048 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior on a 12-2 team.

"I feel good about my season," said Daniel. "I like to think I helped my team in every way possible and helped lead us to the state semi-finals," Daniel said.

Daniels was pleased with his team's performance as well, this year.

"We really came together throughout the year. We finished 12-2 after a state runner-up team last year and got to the state semis," Daniel said. "We got beat by Louisville Trinity (6-A champions) in a battle, 21-14. I love all my teammates and coaches. It was an incredible year and an honor to be a part of that team," he continued.

Daniel's caught over 30 passes for more than 800 yards and 15 touchdowns in a primarily rushing offense that had two 1200 yard rushers. Daniel also returns kicks and is a starting safety on defense.

"I'm basically an all-around type player. Getting out into the open field, my speed (4.55-forty) and going up and getting the ball are definitely some of my strengths," Daniel said.

Daniel is working to get better, though and he's still got this off-season and his senior year to improve his stock.

"Just like a lot of players, there's constantly room improvement, so I'm always trying to improve in every phase: route running, speed, man-to-man coverage and more," he said.

Daniel hasn't gained much attention at this point, but Wofford and Murray State are both showing attention. Daniel should see that attention increase in the coming months.


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