Two Standing Out to Scott

Last night Sooners Illustrated caught up with Brayden Scott, 2013 quarterback from Sequoyah HS in Tahlequah (OK). Scott is one of if not the top signal caller in the Sooner state regardless of class this year and is receiving plenty of attention from top programs including Oklahoma.

Sequoyah is off to another strong start this season, which isn't anything new for anyone who pays attention to the Indians year in and year out. Scott, who currently stands at 6-foot-3 and 200-pounds he says, has led Sequoyah to back to back victories to start the season. Despite learning some new schemes, Scott feels pretty good about where his team is at right now.

"We've been doing alright," Scott began. "We are 2-0 right now. Team is clicking real well. Defense is doing outstanding. Offense is a little slow right now. We are putting in some new schemes and new plays a little bit. At times it seems like we are the best team in the state."

So far this year Scott has put up impressive numbers going 39-67 for 543-yards with seven-touchdowns and two-interceptions. This Friday night he will look to lead his team to another victory and add on to his stat line when the Indians face Victory Christian, another 2-0 squad.

Even though it is quite early in the recruiting process Scott has already been verbally offered by Arkansas, Arizona, Oregon State and Clemson so far. Other programs like Oklahoma, Alabama, Nebraska, Tennessee, UCLA, Oregon and Missouri are also showing interest.

Two more offers could possibly be on the way in the future as well.

"Alabama is talking about an offer if I show them some love by going up there for a couple of games or something like that but Alabama has been talking about it. Oklahoma, I'm in the running for an offer maybe," Scott explained.

There is a growing theme with the Sooners and some of their 2013 quarterback targets in that they have been acquainted since middle school. Jordan Darling of Midway HS and Richard Lagow of Plano HS in Texas are a part of that group which also includes Scott.

"I respect Oklahoma a lot," Scott stated. "Josh Heupel, I've known him since I was in 8th grade. Our relationship right there is real special. He's taken care of me since I was in 8th grade. Oklahoma is way up there in the high rankings with me possibly going there. I really like Bob Stoops; I respect him as a coach. I just feel like it's family down there whenever I'm visiting or when I'm at a camp or at a game."

Scott does plan to attend a Sooners home game this season and it sounds like he will see more than one.

"I'd really like to go to the Oklahoma and Texas A&M game but this weekend I am going to Tulsa and OSU but if Oklahoma has a home game next weekend I plan on going."

As far as what he is looking for in a school Scott isn't positive on that at the moment considering he still has quite a ways to go before signing day in February of 2013. Scott does make a funny comparison when trying to compare all the teams that are recruiting him.

"I got two more years so I don't know," Darling said about what he is looking for in a school. "I think about it from time to time. It's kind of nerve racking. All the schools that are recruiting me are kind of my favorite teams that I used to watch on Saturdays so it's kind of like ‘wow' I'm going to be playing for one of my favorite teams. It's kind of like candy bars I mean they are all the same but goodness gracious, they are all the same."

If it was national signing day tomorrow and Scott had to choose does he know who it would be? Well, Scott takes it to another level but names two schools that he would choose out of.

"If I had a gun to my head and I had to choose a college right now, I'd probably say Oklahoma or Arkansas, just for right now. They've been giving me a lot of love lately and they are kind of close to home. I'd like to be close to home, at least a five hour radius," Scott stated.

Arkansas offensive coordinator, Garrick McGee, played quarterback at Oklahoma back in the 90's but before he made it to Oklahoma he played at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M where he backed up Scott's dad, Brent Scott, who went on to play for Oklahoma State.

Add in the fact that Scott grew up in Arkansas and the Hogs have to be a heavy favorite in this race as well.

"I've lived in Arkansas for about half of my life. I've grown up a Hog fan. It's always been a dream of mine to play for the Hogs. Garrick McGee, he played with my dad and backed up my dad in college so there is a lot of chemistry there."

The Sooners are in a good spot with Scott but will they decide to offer is now what remains to be seen.

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