Practice Tour: Tim Scott

STAFFORD, Va. --- Tim Scott's ability and versatility will be on display once again for Colonial Forge this fall.

"[Scott] will be a four-year starter," Colonial Forge head football coach Bill Brown said. "He's our kick returner, he's a defensive back, he's a wide receiver, he's a running back, [and] he's a quarterback."

Scott is a major offensive weapon for Colonial Forge. The 6-foot, 180-pounder's primary offensive position is wide receiver, but he'll line up at all of the skill positions at some point during the game. Last season, he accumulated 1,183 all-purpose yards

"We don't want to exhaust him, but we want him in our thinking all the time," Brown said. "We also want to give [the opponent] plenty to prepare for."

Scott's offensive responsibilities include quarterback in Colonial Forge's wildcat formation. But he isn't purely a running threat. He's the back-up quarterback and even started the final seven games of his sophomore season under center, when the starting quarterback broke his ankle.

"I think many people were glad we moved him out of quarterback, because he's a real threat at quarterback – run and pass," Brown said.

Scott also handles all of Colonial Forge's return duties.

"His punt return is really what his strength is," Brown said. "He's returned some for touchdowns, he's a threat every time, he's comfortable back there, and he catches the ball."

Defensively, Scott is primarily a cornerback in Colonial Forge's 4-3 defense, which mixes in approximately six different types of coverages.

"[Scott's] skill set is good in all [man and zone coverages]," Brown said. "He has that height. He's a great cover guy.

"A lot of people now, they go to the other side – they just don't fool with him. [To prevent that], there's times we'll put him at safety. But basically, he's a lock down corner that can make things happen."

Cornerback is the position to which North Carolina, the school he verbally committed to less than a month ago, is recruiting Scott. The Tar Heels' entire starting secondary will graduate following this season.

"[The UNC coaches] said I'll have a chance [to compete]," Scott said. "But, they just want me to come down there, see what happens, and they'll just make the best decision."

Scott will also receive a chance to compete for the punt and kick return positions.

"I asked them about that once I committed," Scott said. "They basically said it would be like a tryout – if you get the spot, you earn the spot."

In spite of his verbal commitment, schools continue to recruit Scott.

"I'm not going to mention other schools, but frankly, other schools have not respected that he has committed to North Carolina," Brown said. "Other schools have called and said we still want him down here and he has said ‘No.' He's firm… I think he's very happy with his choice."

Scott echoes Brown's comments and added that he only plans to visit UNC, unofficially and officially.

In addition to Scott, Colonial Forge's roster includes at least four other Division I-A prospects – offensive lineman Nick Easter, quarterback Blake Frohnapfel, who is committed to Marshall, tight end Eric Frohnapfel, who is committed to West Virginia, and tailback Tyler Wilson.

"Our expectations are: we're working to win a state championship," Brown said. "We're picked No. 6 in the state and I don't think with this group of kids that that's lofty – I think it's realistic."

"We've been playing [together] for five or six years – since middle school," Scott said. "We gel well together."

Colonial Forge went 9-2 in 2009. The Eagles lone regular season loss occurred in five overtimes and their 37-35 playoff loss came with 0.8 seconds left on a field goal.

"There wasn't a game [last year] that we weren't in, obviously" Brown said. ".. A huge percentage of those kids are back, especially the skill kids the playmakers." Tim Scott Profile

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