Scott Has Eye On One Program

Kenneth Scott, the 6-2, 190-pound wide receiver from Ontario (Calif.) Colony, considered one of the potentially best at his position in the west, has established some early and strong ties to a certain Pac-10 program...

Kenneth Scott, the 6-foot-2.5, 190-pound four-star wide receiver from Colony High School in Ontario, Calif., finished his junior season with 31 catches for 655 yards and five touchdowns, despite missing the first four games of the season with a right ankle sprain.

"I'm very physical and smooth," Scott said. "I'm also a great leaper and have good hands. I can catch anything. I'm a good blocker too and work real hard at everything. I have a great work ethic and am always trying to get my game to be flawless."

Scott says he's working on his explosion and burst. "I want to be quicker off the start," he said. "I'm working out my legs a lot and want to have that extra first burst."

Scott claims he can squat 405-pounds, bench 315 and vertical jump 37-inches.

Last September Scott received his first scholarship offer from Tennessee. However, that offer was from the old Phillip Fulmer regime, so Scott isn't sure what the status of that scholarship is. "I'm really not too sure if it still stands," he admitted. "I think the new coaches are recruiting me and I know they've been to my school. Hopefully I still have the offer. The new coaches seem really good and I'd definitely be interested in checking them out."

The other school that Scott says has offered him is Colorado State, although he says that it's still only a verbal offer for now. "I've talked to (safeties) coach Larry Lewis and (offensive coordinator) coach Greg Peterson and they told me the offer is coming," he said. "They seem like real good coaches and like me a lot.

"I like that they run a pro-style offense at Colorado State," Scott said. "That's what we run at my school and they said that I'd fit in really well with their offense."

Scott attended a summer camp at Colorado State last summer and says he's developed a strong relationship with the Rams staff.

Although he isn't sure about which camps he'll be attending this summer, Scott says he plans on visiting UCLA for their spring game.

"I just sent out my tape to UCLA so hopefully something will happen once they see it," he said. "I love the tradition there. They've been a winning team and I think they are on the up-rise. They are a championship-bound team."

Scott says he remains very open, but says he has a good relationship with a lot of Bruin players, already giving UCLA a slight edge early on.

"Man, this recruiting class they just signed is real good," Scott said. "They've definitely got it going on. I've actually been talking to a lot of those guys already…I'm pretty close with (defensive back) Brandon Sermons (Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, Calif.). We're good friends.

"But I've also talked with (tight end) Morrell Presley (Carson, Calif.), (quarterback) Richard Brehaut (Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), (defensive back) Marlon Pollard (Cajon High School in San Bernardino, Calif.) and (wide receiver) Randall Carroll (Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, Calif.).

"They all are really loving it," he said. "They are really excited about next season and said that it already feels like a family over there. They also told me just to keep doing what I'm doing and that the offers will come."

Despite the UCLA's proximity to his home, Scott denies that location will be a factor. "I was born in (Galveston) Texas and lived there (in Galveston and Houston) for about nine years," he said. "So the area and the location doesn't matter at all."

Other schools that Scott says he's getting attention from are Oklahoma, Georgia, Washington, Arizona State and Washington State.

"UCLA is the only one I've already sent film to," he said. "I'll be getting all those schools some film soon. I'd really like to visit Washington for a spring game or practice and I've also been hearing a lot from Washington State.

"I talked with (Washington secondary) coach Demetrice Martin and he said that once they get that film, they'll offer," he said.

But even if Scott does get all the offers he wants, he says he doesn't plan on pulling the trigger early. "I don't see myself committing soon," he said. "I want to weight my options and explore.

"Not every high school student gets this opportunity and I want to make sure I make the best of it," Scott said.

"I want me and my parents to be comfortable with the coaches and the school," he said. "I also want to get into the mix and play early. That's real important."

Although his future is on the gridiron, Scott says he was more of a basketball fan as a kid. "I was a huge basketball fan," he said. "I never really had a football team and played football on and off as a kid. But I think I'll have a better chance to get a scholarship for college in football. There are more opportunities in football."

Scott says he's considering majoring in either business or sociology and reports a 2.8 core GPA and a 1100 PSAT. He plans on taking the real SAT this spring.

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