Scott Signs With Midwestern State

Midwestern State landed a big fish last month by signing North Mesquite LB Dezmond Scott.

"Things have been going fine since I signed with Midwestern State," said Dezmond Scott, the linebacker from North Mesquite. "The coaches let me know I have a good chance of playing early.

"At one point, I was hearing from TCU, SMU, and UTEP, and I supposed to get a scholarship offer from Northwest Missouri State, but Northwest Missouri had two linebackers commit and that left me without a spot."

Don't get it twisted, however. Scott is pleased with where he landed.

"Midwestern State is the right school for me," he said. "The campus is very beautiful. I enjoyed my visit there, talking football with the coaches. We talked about their system and how the school is run. I hung out with the football players and they were nice and generous with their time. I also liked talking with a professor who lectures in the field I'm going to major in: mass communications."

North Mesquite barely missed the playoffs in 2010, but the Stallions will have some good memories. For example, North Mesquite defeated 5A semifinalist Longview in district play. Also, the Stallions knocked off another playoff squad in South Grand Prairie.

"We were one game short of making the playoffs," said Scott, who led his team in sacks each of the past two years. "We did better than expected, though. We made some noise.

"Longview was my favorite game. I have a lot of family from Longview, and my little cousin plays on their team. That was the first district game they lost in six years. South Grand Prairie's QB (Jared Johnson)? He is good; I'm not going to lie. He should lead their team deep in the playoffs next year."

Midwestern State runs a 4-2-5 and they'll employ Scott as a rover, where he'll blitz much of the time.

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