Lineman Scott Horvath Gets Midwest Looks

Scott Horvath, a 6-foot-3, 260-pound offensive lineman from Apple Valley (MN) Eastview, is considered one of the state's top players in the Class of 2007. Horvath helped lead the Lightning to the Class 5A state semifinals and was named to the Star Tribune and Kare-11 TV All-Metro team and Minnesota Vikings' All-State team. GoldenSports.Net will be looking at some of the top prospects in the Class of 2007 in the next few weeks and caught up with Horavth to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Scott Horvath helped lead the Lightning to a school record 11 wins as they finished 11-2. They advanced to the State Class 5A semifinals, losing to eventual state champion Wayzata 49-17 at the Metrodome.

Horvath attended the Minnesota, Iowa State, Michigan and Wisconsin camps last season and heard from schools such as Michigan State, Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota Mankato.

Horvath said that he plans to attend camps at Iowa State, Iowa, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Minnesota this summer. He said that Notre Dame came to the school recently and that Iowa State has been sending daily mail and that he has spoken with Michigan State.

Horvath used to play hockey growing up, but does play first and third base for the Lightning baseball team.

Horvath said that he has no favorite school yet.

"It's too early for that."

Eastview loses offensive lineman Evan Sanford, who is headed to Columbia and Metro Player of the Year Jake Machacek, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound running back, who rushed for 2,648 yards and 37 touchdowns and ran for two two-point conversions. They reached the Class 5A state semifinals and finished 11-2. His rushing total is the fifth-best in state history.

Despite the loss of Machacek, Horvath has high expectations for next year's team.

"We expect to be a good team next year. We need our underclassmen to step up. Our class is pretty solid."

Even without Machacek, Eastview does not figure to switch their offensive schemes, according to Horvath.

"Probably not. We are a running team. (Returning starting signal carrier) Casey Sherwin is a pretty talented quarterback. Maybe he'll pass more, but I don't really see it."

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