Scott Family Knows Football

There have been many football families over the years and the Scott family has been lacing them up since the early 1950s. Garrett Austin Scott is a 15-year-old (class of 2013) lineman, who stands 6-5 and 240 pounds, from Riviera Beach (FL) Suncoast.

Garrett Scott said his strength is his pass blocking and wants to improve his overall strength and speed.

Scott's uncle, John Scott, played for the University of Florida.

"Back in the early-80s, Florida football had some very good football teams. In my era, playing at Florida, we had records of 7-5, 8-4, 9-2, 9-1-1 and 9-1-1. This was when Charlie Pell and Galen Hall were the head coaches. Also in the early 80s, if you were not one of the starters/top players on Saturday, then you and the remainder of the team played 3-4 inter-collegiate scrimmage games per year on Sundays. These games were officiated and played either at home or away. They were not advertised, no tickets sold, and only had a very few people attending. We played Miami, Florida State, Auburn and a football team in Jacksonville called Magnum Force (sheriff's department made up of ex-college and pro players).

"I was at one of these games at Auburn when I was moved from DL/NT to OL/Center. After someone was injured, I was asked if I could snap a football. I demonstrated that I could and finished the game on offense. Soon after that I was moved to OL. Besides allowing me to earn a college degree, playing football in college taught me many skills that I use today and has made me successful in the business world. This includes teamwork, discipline, staying focused and achieving goals, continuous improvement, good preparation/hard work and the ability to network with others."

Scott talked about wanting to see The Swamp.

"I have not seen any games in The Swamp due to always playing football....played flag football since I was five years old. I have always dreamed to play/see a game in The Swamp."

Scott's grandfather, Arthur "Big Chief" Scott, was selected to the Alabama 2nd team all-state as a senior in high school. He received a scholarship offer to play at Alabama starting in 1954. He played with some of the all time greats in Alabama history such as Bart Starr (1954-55). Arthur was part of the first class to be coached by the legendary Bear Bryant in 1958. He was also a graduate assistant under Bryant in 1959 while he was working on his masters degree in education.

Scott's father, Bob Scott, played on the offensive line for Pennsylvania and taught his son the essential skills and how critical the offensive line position is to the game of football. It's no wonder that Florida and Alabama sit at the top for Garrett at this time. Florida, FAU, FIU, Bowling Green, Pitt and FSU all visited during the evaluation period.

Bob Scott's Scouting Report:

"Garrett has the perfect build for a football player (81" wingspan). Garrett's football intelligence and coach-ability will take him to the next level, his continued off season workouts with speed and strength will only help him reach his goal."

John Scott's Scouting Report:

"Garrett has very good size. As a freshman/sophomore he has a great frame that can support additional weight/muscle. He is a smart player and very coachable. He has the ability and size to be able to play in a major program at the next level."

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