E.J. Scott Making His Own Way

Playing on the same team as super recruits Jelani Jenkins and Caleb Porzel it could be hard to find your own spotlight but that is exactly what 2010 recruit EJ Scott has done. Scott, a 5'10" 170 lb. WR/DB/KR from our Lady of Good Counsel, knew there will be many college coaches focused on the private school in Olney, MD.

After having success on the combine circuit this past spring/summer, EJ has continued that success on the field and has emerged from his teammate’s shadows seeing his own stock skyrocket.  

Last month, with Notre Dame Quarterbacks Coach Ron Powlus in attendance watching prospect Jelani Jenkins, EJ made the most of the situation gaining 133 receiving yards and 3 TDs.  Then, earlier this month, with a national TV audience and many college coaches in attendance EJ had another great game including a sensational diving catch.  But even though he was excited to play well it was more important to him that his team beat their rival Dematha Catholic.

“We want the WCAC Championship this year; we have been coming up short the last few years,” said Scott.  “Playing on ESPN was great.  We had a great atmosphere, the fans were going crazy, it was a great experience, but the most important thing was we won and we beat them (Dematha).” Last year Good Counsel beat Dematha in the regular season only to lose to their rival in the WCAC Championship game.  “We want to win this year for the seniors.”

Two of those seniors, Jenkins and Porzel, have been great mentors for Scott as he is beginning the busy recruiting process.  “Seeing how Jelani and Caleb handle themselves has been helpful,” he said.  “Watching what they do and how they do it.  They always answer any questions I have; I’m in a great situation.”  

Speaking of good situations, Scott’s recruiting is becoming just that.  EJ, who has a 3.14 GPA, has been hearing from many schools including Maryland, Wake Forest, Boston College, Pitt, Virginia, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, NC State, Northwestern, Oregon, Rutgers, FSU and Nebraska.

“Since September the recruiting has really picked up.  I am getting lots of mail.  I hear the most from Wake, BC and Pitt,” he said.  He has started engaging with coaches as well.  “I have been to some campuses and some coaches have come to the school.  I have talked with Coach Day from BC and Coach Bossard from Pitt.  I have also talked with Coach Lambert from Wake Forest and Coach Poindexter from Virginia.”  

What about home state school Maryland?  “I really like Maryland a lot.  I have been on campus a few times.  I like the school and the facilities.  I have talked with Coach Franklin and Coach Cosh and I really like them.”  

As the season winds down there is no doubt EJ Scott’s recruiting will be ramping up.  EJ says that can wait.

“I am looking forward to the rest of the season and trying to stay undefeated.  Once we finish the season whatever happens in recruiting happens.  I’m not going to worry about it now.”

Keeping his focus as he does good things will continue to happen for EJ.  Expect him to be one of the state’s top prospects for 2010.   

E.J. Scott Scout.com Profile

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