With the list of players announced for the Shrine Bowl on Thursday Dawan Scott could have sulked and moaned about not being selected. The 2011 Irmo standout has over 1,700 yards rushing despite missing the last 3 games with an ankle injury. Scott is more concerned about getting back on the field tomorrow and preparing for the AAAA playoffs. He says he's focused on trying to help lead his team to a state title.
While the 2,000 yard mark was his goal heading into the season not many prospects can say they missed 3 games with an injury and sat out the second half of 2 or 3 games and still have a legitimate shot at 2,000 yards in a season, Scott can.
The numbers obviously stick out to you but schools have started to move pretty quickly when it comes to Scott's recruitment. They notice the numbers and once they see his film or see him in person good things usually follow.
"I just got offered by Western Carolina as an athlete. They said they really love my size and all they will want to do is add some weight on me. They said after that I'll be perfect, and they really like how wide my shoulders are."
The 6'1 175 pound prospect already has offers from Miami of Ohio and Presbyterian. Another school that has recently stepped up their interest in Scott is perennial FCS powerhouse Appalachian State.
Scott says the Mountaineers have come on strong as of late.
Looking ahead to tomorrow's last regular season game Scott talked about his health and outlook looking ahead.
"My ankle is feeling pretty good. I'm going to play this week. I'm about 85%, but I'm still gonna play because its a huge game and we need it."
While his focus is on helping his squad make a serious run at the AAAA state title Scott says it would be nice to be considered for the North-South All-Star game that will take place in Myrtle Beach. Should he land a spot for the game expect him to drum up more interest from colleges in attendance at the all-star event.