After a 10-4 season in 2007 and their best mark in school history, West Mesquite HC Mike Overton got a gift when WR Skyler Scott transferred back to the DFW area after spending his junior season at Laredo United. The 6'3 195 pound WR spent his sophomore season starting for Lancaster where he earned honorable mention all 15-4A honors.
Scott who runs a 4.5 forty and has a 33 inch vertical leap is an impressive physical receiver but he's also technically sound, "I think one of my main strengths is my route running," said the West Mesquite WR. As a junior at Laredo United Scott was named first team all district on offense catching 43 passes for 744 yards and 12 touchdowns, Skyler also had 4 INT's and earned second team all-district honors.
Not only does Skyler star on the football field, he's also an accomplished basketball player and he runs track. Presently, the WMHS receiver holds 26 offers and among the schools leading for his services are TCU, Kansas, Kentucky, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Oklahoma State and Colorado.
Scott has kept busy this summer playing seven on seven and he'll try to lead the Wranglers to the 7 on 7 State Tournament this weekend at Rockwall. "I am looking for a school with a family atmosphere and one that is preferably close to him," replied Scott when asked what he's looking for in a college. As for a timetable on a decision, Skyler says he'll likely decide during the 2008 season.
As for 2008, Scott has some big plans and that starts with trying to help West Mesquite win a district title and then on another extended playoff run. "I am hoping to really get my chemistry down with my new QB, and then personally I want to score at least 20 touchdowns this year and I think that'll help us win a lot of games."