Scott Has Priorities Straight

Rarely do you talk to a high school prospect that has as clear a vision for his future as Padric Scott. The versatile lineman from the Sunshine State excels on and off the field.

At 6-2, 291 pounds, Padric Scott was initially being recruited as a center. More recently schools have been talking about the possibility of placing him at defensive tackle. In the classroom Scott carries a 4.54 GPA, and is just as proud of his achievements there as he is of what he's done on the field.

"Something that's really stressed in our household is the need for a strong educational background," said Scott, of Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, FL. "Football is a high priority, but keeping my grades in order are the top priority. My family believes that you need that to lay a good foundation for your future, so that's something I take very seriously."

Scott has not received an offer from Wake Forest, but he has been offered by Stanford, Minnesota, FIU, FAU, UL-Lafayette and Middle Tennessee. He is also receiving a lot of interest from UCLA and Ole Miss.

"I haven't heard from Wake Forest in a while, but that's a school I would love to have recruit me more," he said. "They came to our spring practice and I filled out a questionnaire for them, so I hope they keep in touch."

Other schools have shown more interest and are impressed by the total package that Scott could bring.

"I play both ways, but no matter what position I'm at I bring the same aggressive attitude. If I'm at defensive tackle I'm going to put you on the ground. I'm going to blow a guy up so I can make a play or clear things out for a linebacker to make something happen."

The Scott family will be vacationing in Minnesota in early July, and he plans on taking the opportunity to make an unofficial visit to the campus. Will he be making an early decision?

"That really depends on what I'm able to get all my visits in. I'm kind of thinking it will be when the football season is over. If I can see a lot of schools this summer then I might make the decision before the season, but probably not. I don't want to make the decision during the season, because I want


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