"We open up against Cardinal Mooney from Youngstown (Ohio)," Coach Albie Crosby said. "I drove out there the other day, they scrimmaged Glenville, and I came back. I am very excited for this."
Anchoring Coach Crosby's defense in the secondary is DeAndre Scott. The comparison the Coach Crosby uses when it comes to describing Scott is high praise and says that Scott is simply one of the best players he's had the opportunity to coach.
"He has tremendous leadership qualities. DeAndre is my Brian Dawkins. He has the emotion and the leadership. I have had the privilege to coach a lot of great players and he is one of the best."
Crosby has only been at Imhotep for one year. coming into the job he stated that each player was to only play one position unless there was an exception. Scott was an exception and had an impact in all three phases of the game for Imhotep.
"Last year was my first as the head coach. I told my staff last year that no player goes both ways unless there is a special exception. I had three running backs, but DeAndre could have been No. 3. I told him he was going to be my safety.
"So he played as my safety and was also the punt returner and he returned five punts for touchdowns. We used him in the wildcat, had 13 carries for 290 yards and scored nine touchdowns.
"He's very explosive from every spot on the football field. On top of that he returned five interceptions for touchdowns. I plan to use him again this year in those roles. He's very dynamic."
Nebraska has laid out to Coach Crosby where Scott is at on their safety board. More than that, Nebraska explained that not only is Scott a want for their team in this class, but a need.
"I spoke with Coach John Papuchis about where DeAndre was on their board. I asked if he was a want or a need. There is a difference. He told me that not only was DeAndre a want, but also a need."
Nebraska has sealed up a visit from Scott in September. It's Imhotep's only bye week of the season and considering there were nearly 40 schools that had offered Scott it says a lot about his interest in Nebraska.
"Week four is our only off week, September 20th and 21st. We locked that game down to visit Nebraska. He has 37 offers, that list has been trimmed, and Nebraska is the only school he has scheduled a visit to."