UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -- Here is a recruiting update and scouting report on Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.) class of 2016 cornerback Sir Patrick Scott. The 6-foot-1, 175 pounder, who currently holds a Michigan State offer, talked about other schools showing interest (Maryland is one) and also where his game is at. During his team's 33-27 loss to Spalding (Severn, Md.) Aug. 30, Scott had just one tackle and one pass breakup, though he basically locked down his side of the field.
Physically, Scott is what FBS programs are looking for in cornerbacks these days. He's tall (almost 6-2), has a long, sinewy frame and can cover a lot of ground. Scott may not have the fastest 40-yard-dash time, but he plays fast and has plenty of change-of-direction speed. Scott is loose, has deft feet and shows the ability to break down in space. He transitions well, easily flips his hips and can stick to a receiver's hip. More impressively, though, is his physicality at the line. Scott spent a good deal of time in pure press, and he knocked his man off his route on numerous occasions. Scott's a harasser, a never-back-down type who loves to tangle (and talk a little too). He's got a swagger to him, and he'll challenge the other team's wideouts, daring them to beat him off the line. On a couple plays the receiver did get a step on Scott, but the latter had the makeup speed to recover. The one pass breakup Scott had, he started in press, immediately picked up his man, flipped his hips, tracked him 15 yards down the sideline, leaped overtop him and knocked the ball away. It was a textbook play, the kind college coaches eat up on highlight films.
That said, Scott was not always consistent with his coverage technique. Once in awhile his feet became garbled, though fortunately for him he wasn't burned by it. Scott also must continue working on his route recognition and field awareness. Mostly, though, he has to become a more willing tackler. For someone who prides himself on his physicality, Dingle seemed to shy away from contact, and did in fact whiff on one tackle entirely.
Scott Updates Status, Plus Scouting Report
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