Michael Scott Signing Day Profile

Patrick breaks down Irving Nimitz DE & SMU signee Michael Scott!

Video Breakdown: Michael Scott

POSITION RANKING: Scott is a three-star prospect who is Scout’s 112th-ranked defensive end and 11th-ranked end in Texas.
SENIOR YEAR STATS: 44 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks in nine games played.
COMMITTED TO SMU OVER: TCU, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, California, Minnesota, North Texas.
SIDE NOTE: Although Scott will play college football, he says he isn’t big on watching sports and prefers cartoons.
AUDIBLE: “There’s a lot of hype surrounding us right now, and a lot of eyes on us to see what we can do. It’s exciting and it’s fun. But I’m happy. My last high school football game, I was looking around at the other people that were done playing football, and I saw how blessed I am to have a future in it.”

How Scott fits

Scott played stand-up linebacker in high school, but he will play defensive end in SMU’s four-man front. At 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, he is a long and tall rusher. He should fit at the 7-technique defensive end.

What Scott brings

Scott brings much needed speed to SMU’s defensive line. He wins with speed off the line of scrimmage and does a good job playing with leverage, especially for his size.

What to Expect Freshman Year

Scott’s speed rushing abilities should allow him to play right away, but probably in a situational pass-rush role as he works to add weight so he can become a better bull rusher.

Career Expectations for Scott

Scott has the frame to add 20 to 30 more pounds, and when he does, he should lead the team in sacks and approach double-digits. An all-conference selection is not out of the question.

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