Unsurprisingly this has resulted in plenty of attention for Scarlett from schools interested in having him as a weapon at the college level. Already, UC Davis, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona State, Washington State, Stanford and BYU have extended offers and there could be more to come too.
"I've heard from Washington coaches for a long time," Scarlett said. "I've been in contact with them for a good time and I was supposed to call their coach, but I missed the date so we pushed it back for a while. USC has been adding me on Twitter and Facebook and that's where I get the hint that they actually know who I am and they should be talking to me soon. That's the same with UCLA and other schools like that."
The attention has been more than flattering for Scarlett, especially from the Northwest schools.
"It's definitely really big for me because these are the schools that I grew up around and schools that I looked up too thinking about what if I was to go there," Scarlett said. "It's kind of like a dream becoming reality."
Oregon offered Scarlett as a hybrid running back/wide receiver and could be asking him to fill in some big shoes. Given what he accomplished on the field this season, Scarlett thinks he is fit for the position as long as it's in the best interest of the team.
"They want me to fill the Josh Huff role," Scarlett said. "They're saying I have the speed and strength to be able to come out of the backfield and get carries and also line up at receiver."
Scarlett's main recruiter has been wide receivers coach Matt Lubick. From what he has heard, he has already made big impressions on the Ducks coaching staff.
"They're saying they've really liked what they've seen," Scarlett said. "The whole coaching staff has watched my film and they all like me and have been watching me. They said I could come in and play young."
Scarlett had planned to visit Washington last weekend but ended up being snowed in like much of the rest of Portland. He'll now look forward to a couple more visits this Spring, including multiple trips to Oregon, as he attempts to get to know more about the schools recruiting him.
"I'm trying to get down to Stanford for their junior day," Scarlett said. "Then I'm going to be going to Oregon a couple times in the Spring because I'm going to have track meets down there and I'm going to take some time to go see the coaches and see around the school a little bit more."
Scarlett isn't tied down to staying out west. Right now, he's just looking to make the best decision for him, even if that means not choosing a top program.
"I'm just going off of the little bit I know about the schools," Scarlett said. "Definitely academics is big for me, and how their football program is doing and what I know about their coaches. Until I get more in-depth with the schools by going on trips and visits is when I'll be able to know what I really looking forward too."
Scarlett is no stranger to the recruiting process having seen what it's like through his brother Brennan, who is now a junior defensive end at Cal. The early exposure gave him the opportunity to get a head start in getting his name out to programs through websites like Northwest Prep Report and Northwest Elite Index.
"I guess I kind of had big hopes and big dreams considering that my brother went through Oregon also, and me knowing the recruiters like Dirk Knudsen and Jordan Johnson and people like that who put my name out there a little bit," Scarlett said.