Syracuse (N.Y.) CBA running back Stevie Scott is an intriguing prospect in the class of 2018. He has already received interest from Rhode Island, Syracuse, Penn State and Boston College. The hometown Orange are an interesting option and is a school he hopes extends a scholarship offer.
He says he would love a lot of interest in Syracuse should they offer, but would not commit on the spot as he would need to discuss everything with his family first. It is very early in his recruitment and he does not want to make a decision too early.
As a sophomore, Scott has already become the focal point of the CBA offensive attack. He has rushed for nearly 1,400 yards with 24 touchdowns on over 15 yards per carry. Those numbers are gaudy even with the competition not being of the highest caliber.
In the season opener against Rochester's Aquinas, that features two division one prospects on defense, he ran for 120-yards and a score on just 11 carries.
"I'm a team player," Scott said. "I love to share the ball with my teammates because it's a team thing. I enjoy making big plays for my team to make a spark. I am more of a balanced, athletic back.
"I love the hype. It's what I live for. Making big plays for my team is part of my job. Anything to get the team into the game off of a big play from me is a key factor."
Being a younger player, Scott looks to his elder statemen for guidance on off the field work, maintaining his edge despite being so accomplished already and becoming a leader. Noah Jordan-Williams and Jack Brotzki have both helped in that area.
"Anything an upperclassman tells me, I take key to it because I know it would benefit me," Scott said. "Jack and Noah are both good role models. I look up to both of them."
Scott is still looking for his first offer, but that should come if he continues to produce. He says education is the number one factor in his search for a collegiate home.
Video highlights from Scott's freshman season can be found at the top of the page.