Chris Scott is going to be one of the better linemen in all of the southeastern region. At 6'6" and weighing in at 315 lbs., there template is there for a heck of a senior season. Size isn't everything though, but Scott will tell you that his physical stature is only a part of what makes him a success out on the field. "I've got great technique." Scott stated. "I can keep the guy in front of me or knock him out of the way, whatever the play demands."
Scott's position demands more and more these days as every position is stronger, faster and overall, more athletic than ever before. Chris's own athleticism makes him a staunch competitor, but he's got the attitude for success as well. "You don't want to give the defensive guys anything that makes them think they can do something against you." Chris said. "You have to get on them and stay after them the whole game and pretty soon, they just get frustrated and start to wear out."
One thing that isn't wearing out is the recruiting attention Scott is getting, an offer from defending co-national champs, LSU coming in the mail yesterday. That adds to the already hefty list of Georgia, Mississippi State, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Duke and Ole Miss.
The LSU offer is obviously intriguing to Scott, but there's a couple of offers out there yet that Scott is waiting on because they are as he put it, "big ones" as far as he is concerned. "Florida State and Miami, if they offer, that's pretty big." Scott stated. "I'm still 50/50 on whether I want to stay in-state or not, but getting offers from those two would be pretty big."
Before you non-‘Nole and Cane fans shrug in futility, don't be so quick to write Scott off your list. Chris will be the first one to tell you that he's planning on taking this all the way to the end. "I'm thinking of waiting until late January or early February." he said. "I like a lot of schools, but if I haven't been there and seen what they are about, I don't know what I need to know about them."
Scott will move a little closer to that end at least, he and his family planning a little road-trip over the Summer to scope out some of the schools in his region. "It's a semi-road-trip I guess." Chris said. "We are going to go around the southeast and check out most of the schools close to me so I can get a better idea of what's out there."
What's "out there" are a whole lot of teams that are looking Scott's way. And though it looks like he's going to be one of those that stays close to home, Scott has said that nobody is going to be ruled out. If that's the case, the recruiting will get hot and heavy as his season approaches. Of course, it's not like it's not right now. "I can't keep track of the calls." Scott stated. "But, I guess that's good, because when I decide, I'll have a lot of schools to choose from."
Scott currently carries a 3.2 GPA.
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