Clear Lake's Matt Scribbins
Clear Lake, IA, Running Back/Safety Matt Scribbins put together a very impressive resume of Summer activity. When he wasn't busy attending prestigious football camps such as Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, or Northwestern he was busy working out with his high school team and training with his speed coach. "I felt I preformed very well at all the camps, although I would say I preformed much better as the camps went on. I think I just became more comfortable with the routines and drills." As the summer progressed he was able to get his 40 time down to 4.53 and put on a couple extra pounds of muscle, weighing in at 209 lbs.
Looking back on the summer, Scribbins described it as "Very rewarding. I got to visit each school's campus and got a better understanding of the coaching staff and football program." Matt has medium interest in all the schools he attended, as well as Indiana, although he couldn't make the camp because of a last minute setback. When asked where he'd like to play, "Anywhere in the Big 10 or Big 12. Honestly, I grew up watching most of the teams, football is a big deal at each school, but most importantly I could keep close to home so my family could come and watch me play."
Season goals for this year, "As a team our goal is to make it to the Playoffs, we've made it, I believe, the last 6 seasons. Individually, I want to continue to get better, especially with my blocking. I want to be the best blocker on the team." Playing on the defensive side of the ball probably helped him realize the importance of good blocking.
In Clear Lake's first game of the season, they came out a little rusty against an Algona squad that came out strong and executed a little better. Algona won 17-14. "It's early in the season but we're making the proper adjustments. We'll be just fine."
Scribbins doesn't model his game after any particular player, although there is one player he is especially fond of, "Randy Moss, that guy is amazing. I don't know how he does it."
First things first, Matt understands that a successful football team usually leads to better individual stats and in turn more looks from collegiate scouts but he stays grounded and realizes there's more to high school than just sports. "I'm actually really looking forward to my Physics class and Trigonometry class. Those things interest me."
Look for this 2-star athlete to turn some heads this year as the season progresses.
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