One of the earliest commitments for the Utes 2016 class was offensive guard Tucker Scott out of San Clemente High School in southern California, as Scott decided to follow his fathers’ legacy, former two time All-WAC offensive linemen Lance Scott, and didn’t waste much time making a commitment to the Utes. Scott turned down offers to BYU, Nevada and Utah State at the time of his commitment.
Though he played offensive tackle at San Clemente HS, Scott is being brought in at Utah as an offensive guard. Scott stands 6’4-260lbs, and looks like a prototypical pulling guard that has thrived in Utah’s system. Scott moves well on the run and does a good job getting set up early in pass pro. He best compares to current Ute guard Isaac Asiata, as both were a similar size in high school, and both also played tackle, but projected best as a guard at Utah. Scott has prototypical size, length and feet for an offensive guard, so he should fit right in on Utah’s offensive line.
Scott will join the Utes in the summer, and has big shoes to fill being an offensive linement at Utah with the last name Scott. As for Tucker, he will need to add weight to his frame at Utah, and will greatly benefit from the expertise of strength coach Doug Elisaia and his staff. Scott is a very likely candidate to redshirt during his freshman year, and is likely looking at being a possible contributor as a redshirt sophomore in 2018.