Starting To Get The Film Out

Just wait until college coaches get a chance to see Scott McVey's junior film.

Three lucky programs already have the first copy.

"I sent my film to a couple different schools, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Boston College," Scott McVey said. "That was like a week and a half ago."

Judging by the numbers, those coaching staffs will be happy with what they see.

During the regular season, the 6-foot-1, 217-pound linebacker from Cleveland St. Ignatius racked up 93 tackles with 22 of those going for loss including 10 sacks. One of the key cogs on a defense that features current Irish verbal commit Dan Fox, McVey and company are 11-1 and playing in this weekend's Regional Championship game.

McVey expected to play well this fall, but to call his junior year a breakout season, could be deemed an understatement. Postseason awards are beginning to be released, and McVey has already been named the Northeast Lakes Division I co-defensive Player of the Year, sharing the award with Ben Pike, and beating out guys like Melvin Fellows, Jonathan Newsome and Fox.

"The coaches are doing a great job of putting me in positions where I can make plays," McVey said.

McVey is hearing from the three programs he recently sent film to, as well as Michigan, Illinois and several others.

"For the most part, they like my speed and they want me to send film, and they said they will get back to me about that.

What will they like?

"I think my explosion off the ball and mostly just my instincts and pass rush, and getting off blocks."

Notre Dame assistant coach Jon Tenuta attended one of McVey's game earlier in the season against St. Xavier. McVey has also been in contact with Irish assistant Brian Polian.

McVey hears nothing but great things about Notre Dame from Fox and people like current Irish players Robby Parris and John Ryan, who are also St. Ignatius alum.

"A bunch of past players from St. Ignatius have played there and enjoyed it," McVey said. "And just being a Catholic school with their football tradition, draws me to it.

"I hear it's a beautiful campus. Everyone loves it that goes there, and loves to play football there. It would be a great experience."

In choosing to focus almost entirely on the season and trying to win a state championship, McVey hasn't made much time to send out film or take visits. However, he has been able to attend an Ohio State game against Youngstown State, and a Michigan game when they hosted Wisconsin.

"I plan to visit Notre Dame as soon as possible, but there hasn't been any opportunities because we have games every Saturday night."

It's easy to see where McVey gets his hard-nosed attitude on the football field. His father Dave played linebacker and some nose guard at Miami (Ohio).

"He encouraged me," McVey said.

"We both have a nose for the ball and we both love playing football. He gives me a bunch of advice about how to play and how to read offenses. He's helped with that a lot."

Soon, many more college coaches will get to see the culmination of that first hand. Top Stories