Four-Star Junior Keeps Rolling

L.J. Scott has been playing the second half of the season with a foot injury, but the Hubbard (OH) junior tailback keeps playing at a high level. Scott rushed for over 100 yards in last week's playoff opener.

Hubbard's L.J. Scott might not be playing at 100% due to a lingering foot injury, but the four-star junior impressed once again last week in his team's 42-14 win over Marlington in Ohio playoff action.

Scott, 6-foot-2, 220-pounds, is currently ranked as the top overall prospect in Ohio for the class of 2015. Against Marlington, he rushed for 137 yards and scored three touchdowns.

"This was a great win for us and we needed it because it's all about moving on to the next round now," Scott stated. "We need to stay healthy and keep playing as a team, so we can continue to get better. My foot is alright, and I try to not to worry about it and play hard."

"I'll be ready to go next weekend, and I don't even think about it once the game starts," he added. "I loved our team effort and the way we play as a family. Having an undefeated team is all about our teamwork, not any individual player. With this offensive line, they make me look good."

With offers from schools such as Cincinnati, Kentucky, Michigan State, Tennessee and West Virginia, Scott has the attention of college programs. Several other BCS schools are actively recruiting him.

"I'm going to West Virginia again this weekend for the Texas game," he explained. "This will be my fifth visit there, and I'm very high on West Virginia. I like the coaching staff a lot, and I love the offense they run. I haven't toured the campus yet, but I plan on doing that."

"I also like Michigan State a lot, but I've had to cancel two visits there to get treatment on my foot," he continued. "I want to visit Michigan State for sure, and I need to make that happen. I really like Coach (Pat) Narduzzi a lot."

Scott has visited Ohio State previously this season, and has an upcoming visit to Penn State on his schedule.

"I'm definitely going to visit Penn State for either the Nebraska game or against Purdue, but it will be one of those weekends," he stressed. "I like Penn State a lot and I would say they are way up there for me and my brother (junior athlete Isaiah Scott). My visit to Ohio State went well, but it seems they have a few backs rated ahead of me right now. I'm hoping to hear more from them in the future."

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