Nike Camp Report: Tad Scott

Alto High linebacker <B>Tad Scott</B> turned in an impressive performance at last weekend's Nike Camp that should raise his recruiting stock as he prepares for his senior season.

Considered a sleeper prospect by some, the 6-3, 220-pound linebacker displayed his natural athleticism in College Station, running a really impressive high-4.6 (40), performing 21 reps in the bench press and registering a 30.3 vertical leap at the Nike Camp. Despite those strong numbers, Scott remained levelheaded and more than a bit modest when IT caught up with him following the camp.

"I guess I did fine, but I know I can do better," Scott said. "Saturday was the first time I've really done any running since I had surgery at the end of January. Some of the guys may be a little bigger or a little faster, but I feel like I did pretty well."

Scott enjoyed the opportunity to display his talents alongside some of the top LB prospects in the state (Luke Tiemann of Pflugerville, Ronnie Palmer of Spring, Rashad Bobino of La Marque, to name a few). "It was a really good camp," said Scott. "It was a good chance for all the athletes in Texas to get recognized. I felt I was at the top of the group of linebackers in College Station."

Comparable to former Aggie standout linebacker Brian Gamble, Scott is looking forward to the start of next season, when he hopes to anchor one of the top defenses in the state. "I think we can have one of the best defenses in Texas," Scott said. "For myself, I want to do even better than the 214 tackles I had my sophomore year. That's why I'm working so hard. My strength is my ability to recognize things on the field quickly and that's because I study film so hard."

Grades are definitely not a worry with the Alto High star, who carries an already solid GPA but plans to "push myself even more...I enjoy school and my grades are up there".

While Scott said he has not received any official offers as of yet, several schools have taken an interest in him, including Texas Tech, Texas A&M and Texas. He is keeping his mind open and looks forward to taking visits before narrowing down his choices. "I will need to go visit a campus and get a feel for the campus atmosphere and the facilities, so I'm not limiting any schools as of yet," he said.

With more performances like the Nike Camp, expect Scott to garner a lot more attention.

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