Marion, Ohio, Harding running back L.J. Scott said he feels like he has been "thrown to the wolves," but he's enjoying every minute.
Scott is not only enrolled and going through his first week of college but he's also ready to hear from his new head coach on Thursday. U of L is expected to name Bobby Petrino as the head coach on Thursday morning.
"It's a lot going on now," Scott said with a laugh. "We are just trying to get through the transition and I am getting all (paperwork) done."
The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Scott rushed for over 1,000 yards as a senior at Harding High School and is ranked as the No. 44 running back in the country by Scout.com. He had over 2,500 career yards at Harding.
Scott is one of three players already enrolled at U of L, joining Iowa Western defensive end Trevon Young and Fishers, Ind., Hamilton Southeastern wide receiver Cameron Polk. All three players will be eligible for spring practice.
The 6-2, 185-pound Polk is ranked as the No. 70 wide receiver in the country and said he is excited about the hire of Petrino as the head coach.
"He's supposedly really good with offense, so I am really looking forward to see what he can do," Polk said.
Young is a 6-4, 235-pound defensive end and was present at the team meeting on Sunday when athletic director Tom Jurich addressed the team.
Young, who has four years to play three, had 45 tackles in his one season at Iowa Western, including 13.5 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss. He was named a National Junior College Coaches Association second-team All-American as a freshman.
A fourth player slated to enroll early – Matthews, N.C., Butler linebacker Isaac Stewart – told Cardinal Authority he hopes to still enroll next week.