Things have started to evolve pretty quickly for 2011 Irmo High running back Dawan Scott in terms of recruiting. There are already a number of colleges showing early interest in the senior prospect. After starting his senior season with consecutive games of rushing for 200+ yards though calls to the Irmo athletic department phone have started to ring all day long. We caught up with Dawan to talk about just where things stand with his recruitment currently.
Considering the great success he's seen through his first two games this season we asked Scott if he was taken by surprise by his performances thus far?
"I'm surprised, then again I'm not because I feel I can do better than what I'm doing now. I can break more longer runs and score more touchdowns. Besides that, yes I'm pretty shocked on the outcome of the two games with my stats. My goal each game before the season even started was to hit 200 yards each game. So far I'm achieving that and I've got to keep it up. I've got to keep working hard and it's just not just me though, my offense of line if they have a great game, I'm going to have a great game. If they don't have a great game I'm still going to try my best to make something happen for my team," Scott said.
"My biggest strengths as a running back for me are I'd say my quickness, cuts, speed, vision, and hands out the back field catching the ball. One thing most importantly my blocking is going to be one of my strengths moving forward."
The 6'1 175 pound back has scorched opposing defenses and colleges have started to inquire on a regular basis about Scott as of late. He talked about what schools are already in the picture.
"I've heard from Liberty, William and Mary, Western Carolina, Georgia Southern, Vanderbilt, Elon, South Carolina State, and Presbyterian. I think that's about it. Not too many schools have heard bout me yet hopefully they will now. I've just got to keep praying and working hard."
Out of those schools Scott says SCSU and Georgia Southern shower him with letters on a regular basis. After that Western Carolina and William & Mary are close in terms of matching their interest. Right now he feels that SCSU, William & Mary, or Western Carolina could possibly be close to offering. Considering the great deal of success he's enjoying though Scott says he'd like to hear from even more schools soon.
"Sitting behind Mustafa was tough but then again it was a learning experience for me. A great learning experience."
Scott talked about that education of sitting behind Greene.
"Yes I learned a lot from Moo when he made his mistakes I'm making sure I don't do the same thing he did and the good as well. I learned a lot from him just looking at what he did right and wrong and making sure I do the right things even better than him. He pushed me a lot to be the best as I can be. Even though he is in college we still talk and he still pushes me. I tell him how things went and he gives me a certain thing I'll have to hit in terms of like yards or touchdowns and I always blow past his requirements. Capitalizing and learning what he did I make sure I'll try to do even better than what he did here at Irmo, and so far I'm beating him."
Having topped 200+ yards each week thus far Scott feels good about his chances to continue that success in the weeks ahead.
"Yes I'm pretty sure I can keep that up. I have a great offensive line! The big hogs in front of me do a great job so I'm pretty sure that those stats can be continuously good every week. Like I said before if they have a good game, I'm going to have a good game. And yes my goal is to hit 2000 yards, and I will hit 2000 yards."
SCPrepNation.com will have more updates concerning Dawan Scott as his recruitment is just starting to heat up so keep it locked right here!
Inside The Numbers...Dawan Scott
Fastest 40 time: 4.50 seconds
Bench press: 280 pounds
Squat: 380 pounds
Power clean: 245 pounds
Pro Shuttle: 4.11 seconds