June 29, 2010

Florida DT interested in Uconn

Sometimes all you need is an opportunity, and that is precisely what Tyler Scott is in search of. For reasons he can't explain, the 6-foot-1, 269-pound defensive lineman from Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles is still waiting for his first scholarship offer. But in his eyes it isn't because of a lack of talent.

"The other night my Dad and I were looking at videos of some of the players who have been offered scholarships from schools that have shown interest in me, and I just don't see what they see," said Scott. "Sometimes I wonder if it's because I'm not 6-foot-5."

Indeed, Scott lacks the size of a prototypical interior lineman, but believes he makes up for his lack of height in other areas.

When asked to compare himself to other prospects who have already received scholarship offers, Scott politely responded, "Sir, sometimes I don't even think there's a comparison."

Connecticut is among the many schools that have shown interest in Scott, but have yet to officially extend an offer. If they do, they would immediately become one of the front runners for his services.

"I'm actually very interested in UConn," said Scott. "They would definitely be in my top five. It'd be a great chance to get out of the state of Florida."

Connecticut has successfully mined the Sunshine state for talent over the years, including fellow Bolles alum Deon McPhee. Scott would welcome the opportunity to follow in McPhee's footsteps.

"I've tried calling coach [Lyndon] Johnson, but he hasn't been able to answer," said Scott. "I'd like to talk to him and see if there are any camps that I could come up to."

The process can be frustrating at times, but Scott is doing his best to keep his chin up.

"I'm going to let the process play out," said Scott. "It's something you pray about and hopefully God will put me in the right place when it is time


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