Season Wrap-Up: Tim Scott

Although he was recruited by North Carolina for defense, Tim Scott was a tremendous offensive weapon for Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge, scoring a dozen touchdowns as a senior and averaging nearly 12 yards when he touched the ball.

"I think I did to the best of my ability on the offensive side of the ball with catching and running and scoring as many times as I possibly can," Scott said.

Scott started at flanker, which took advantage of the 6-foot, 180-pounder's versatility.

"At flanker, I really am half running back, half receiver," Scott said. "We get in different types of formations where I can pass, run, or catch. Teams really didn't know what to expect."

On the season, Scott rushed for seven touchdowns and 574 yards on 59 carries, and caught 30 passes for 423 yards and five scores. He also returned an onside kick to pay dirt.

In spite of his offensive accomplishments, Scott was no slouch on defense.

"I tried my best locking down [the opponents'] best players, which I think I did throughout the whole season," Scott said.

Scott, as well as several other Division I-A prospects, helped Colonial Forge post an 11-1 record and reach the VHSL Division 6 quarterfinals.

"I think we had a great season," Scott said. "We did a lot of things that we've been working up to for the last four years."

The team that defeated Colonial Forge, Haymarket (Va.) Battlefield, will play in the VHSL Division 6 title game against Richmond (Va.) Hermitage on Saturday.

"I give big props to [Battlefield]," Scott said. "They're a really good running team. They have athletes, of course, but the best thing about that team is they're very disciplined."

In July, Scott verbally committed to UNC over fellow finalists Tennessee and West Virginia.

"My family and I get along with the coaches very well and we feel very comfortable with the decision I made," Scott said.

Scott is "pretty tight" with Daquan Romero, who switched his verbal commitment from UNC to Virginia less than a month ago.

"When I heard about [the switch], I texted him and asked him what happened," Scott said. "Basically, I don't want to put words in his mouth, I guess … he felt more comfortable with that."

Scott says a couple schools have dropped by Colonial Forge to gauge his interest level.

"I'm really not thinking about any other school at this point," Scott said.

Last week, Charlie Williams, Scott's primary recruiter, visited Scott at his home. Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator, attended Scott's basketball game with his family.

"They gave us the whole layout about what's going on with the NCAA [investigation] and telling me what they know and what they don't know, yet," Scott said. "They talked about with the players they have, they've basically had a great season."

Scott has also scheduled his UNC official visit for the weekend of Jan. 14.

With his football season completed, Scott will now lead Colonial Forge's basketball team. On Tuesday, the team opened up the season with a 74-59 defeat of Spotsylvania (Va.) Massaponax. Scott had 13 points and nine assists from his point guard position.

Scott will take a break from his basketball schedule towards the end of the month to participate in the inaugural Chesapeake Bowl.

"I feel very proud to know I've been selected," Scott said. "I know it's the best players in the Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. areas. For me to have the privilege to play in that, I take that into great consideration."

Scott won't participate in a sport during the spring season, electing to focus solely on his UNC career.

"I plan on doing a lot of speed work with my high school DB coach," Scott said.

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