May 20, 2008
Elite Texas WR adjusting to new program
A name emerging on the Texas and national radar is that of Mesquite (Texas) West Mesquite wide receiver Skylar Scott. Scott, a transfer from Lancaster High School to West Mesquite, has been spending the spring getting to know his new teammates and adjusting to his new school.
"I've been trying to get to know my team better," Scott said. "I just got in with them. I went to Lancaster then I transferred when my dad moved jobs. I enrolled in February. Practice has been going real good because we just got a new quarterback too."
Scott will be a major edition to the West Mesquite program. As a junior at Lancaster, the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder had 43 catches for 744 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also added four interceptions on defense and was first team all district on offense along with second team all district defensive honors.
With one written offer in from Kansas, Scott has been getting interest from a number of programs. Scott claims verbal offers from 14 schools including the likes of Kentucky, TCU, Tulsa and Kansas State.
"[The coaches] have been coming in this spring," he said. "They come in every day this Spring."
Currently, Scott has a favorite in the one school that has extended a written offer.
"That's probably my choice right now, Kansas," he said. "I just have a lot of friends that are going there that have offers from there too. D.J. Marshall, he's committed this year. He's from where I'm from. Kansas likes a couple more of my friends. My defensive friends, we may just all go together like (Lancaster cornerback) Josh [Brown] and (Lancaster wide receiver) Daniel Skinner."
While Scott hopes to take some college visits, he is also considering taking some night classes this summer to get ahead on his school work.
"I'm going to take a couple of college visits but I'll probably do some night schools and stuff to get ahead for school," he said. "I want to try to graduate early. My dad wants me to but my wants me to stay."
On the field, Scott clearly has production and he patterns his game after a few very successful receivers in their own right.
"I get off real good," he said. "I get other people going in a different direction than I got them. I've got good awareness. I describe myself like a Chad Johnson or a Limas Sweed. I've got a little speed but I'm physical and block real good."
As a competitor in track, Skinner has proven his athleticism. He runs a 21.9 in the open 200, long jumps 23 feet 4 inches and triple jumps 47 feet 3 inches. He also runs a 4.5 40-yard dash.
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