Cross leads Fort Scott to playoffs

Fort Scott has had an outstanding season and the man at the helm of their potent offensive attack is QB Greg Cross (6-2, 204). He's not just an athlete playing quarterback, he's also a precise passer with a strong arm and two BCS schools have taken a liking to what they've seen and they've started to show him more attention the past few weeks.

"Our record hasn't been a surprise to us," Cross told recently. "We're 8-1 and our only loss was to Butler so we're playing well and we have the first round of the playoffs this weekend.

For the season, Cross has thrown for 1,750 yards, 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while also rushing for 317 yards and three more scores.

"We run multiple sets," Cross said. "We run spread, we run 'I', we run single-back, so we don't really run plays just for me to run, but I can make things happen when things break down and hurt teams with my legs."

Cross graduated from Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia and didn't qualify so he headed to Fort Scott to continue playing ball and to get a new start and new perspective on things.

"I came out and visited the coaches and the school and just loved it," Cross said. "You could tell they were building something special here and I wanted to be part of it."

As a freshman, Cross earned 2nd Team All-KJCCC honors as a quarterback and he's continued to thrive in the Greyhound attack.

"I really worked on my mechanics and how to read defenses last summer," Cross said. "My footwork needed to be cleaned up a little and that's really what I focused on and I think that's really helped me out this year."

As far as recruiting is concerned, Cross has just begun to hear from two BCS schools with senior quarterbacks who could both be drafted in the top 10 selections of next year's NFL Draft.

"Boston College called my coaches and wanted tape on me," Cross said. "Louisville called me this past week and said they're interested and wanted tape of me too.

"I'd love to play for either of those teams. They are both good schools and they play top competition and that's a special thing for a play to be in the middle of."

Cross expects to finish his degree in December and will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll have more from Cross in the coming weeks and recruiting begins to heat up.

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