Restocking the receiving unit is a top priority for 2011, and one player on the radar is Rashawn Scott from Melbourne Central Catholic athlete. Scott is a 6-foot-2, 198 pound senior that excelled on both sides of the ball while helping lead MCC to an 11-1 record and reaching the regional quarterfinals in 2009.
On defense he recorded 62 tackles, 5 forced fumbles, 1 interception and a defensive score, and on offense he hauled in 39 catches for 901 yards and 12 touchdowns, earning First team All-State receiver for Class 1A, and named All-Treasure Coast. This spring Scott scored on a 40-yard reverse and had 4 catches for around 100 yards, and this season the talented receiver will be a main focus on the offense.
"Things are going pretty good, I've just been practicing, training hard, lifting, and getting prepared for the season" said Scott. "We started school last Monday, and have been practicing with just helmets, but we'll start hitting this week."
After his performance last season Schools have taking notice of Scott this spring and extended offers. Scott claims around ten or eleven offers from such schools as West Virginia, Michigan State, USF, Memphis, Bowling Green, Illinois, FAU, and Illinois State.
The All-State receiver says that right now he has several early favorites that stand out to him at this time.
"Right now its USF and West Virginia, I like them the same," said Scott. "I'm really looking at those two schools, and also Michigan State and Illinois." Scott also added "USF and West Virginia are on top, then its' Michigan State and Illinois
Scott has taking several visits to see both of the schools that are sticking out to him.
"I visited West Virginia this summer, it was a good visit and very nice," said Scott. "I've also been to USF a couple of times in the spring and early summer. It's all real nice, I've seen the football stadium, the practice fields and the football facility, but I haven't really seen the campus yet."
The standout athlete talked about what he'll be looking for most when choosing the college he'll be playing at.
"One of the main things I look at is if they are a passing team because I'm a receiver," said Scott. "I also want to make sure they have a good quarterback there as well."
"I like the offense USF runs and that they throw the ball a lot, said Scott. That's why I like West Virginia too. That's why those two are at the top for me."
Scott talks about what makes USF stick out as one of his top schools.
"USF is closer to my home and family, and they could come to my games more often, said Scott. "I've got a couple of friends that go to USF and I've been there often, saw the spring game and caught a practice this past spring.
"I talk with the staff a lot and I'm familiar with them," said Scott. "I talk to my recruiting coordinator Coach Peter Vaas, a lot, and also the receiver coach Phil McGeoghan. They both seem like good coaches and I like the coaching staff a lot."
Scott said he knows of Bulls quarterback B.J. Daniels by watching him and has also met him once.
"He's a pretty good quarterback," said Scott. "He also shows good leadership,"
The All-state receiver plays at Melbourne CC which isn't too far from where the Bulls are practicing in Vero Beach and says, he plans on trying to catch a practice.
"It's not that far from me and I know they're practicing over there, said Scott. "I couldn't go last week because school started, but I'm planning on going this week. I don't know what day yet. I got to ask my dad."
Scott said right now he focusing on the upcoming football season and doesn't have a timeframe for when he'll make his choice, but it'll most likely be later then sooner.
"I'm not sure exactly when, but it'll probably be after the football season," said Scott. "Right now I'm just focusing on becoming a better player, practicing my starts and getting off the ball faster."
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