August 27, 2011

Black Knights have eye on Kentucky QB

There is little doubt that Scooter Hollis has the pedigree both in the classroom and on the football field to be an ideal fit for the Army Black Knights and West Point

The 5-foot-11, 170 pound quarterback in a pure leader, quality passer and runner at Bowling Green High School, where part of their offense is very similar from a quarterback perspective as that of the Black Knights.

Oh yes, Bowling Green is the same high school that current Army quarterback Trent Steelman attended.

"Yes, I was aware that Trent is the starting QB at Army," Hollis shares as he continues to talk about his recruiting by and interest in Army.

"I got a call from Coach Coaxum a few days ago. I'm still in the process of deciding and considering Army. I'm not sure if that is where I should be yet."

The athletic Hollis is a young man that has a vision for his destiny, and although he is not 100% sold on the possibility of West Point, he has not discounted the idea of taking an official visit to the campus to see what it is all about, up-close and personal.

"I don't have any specific preference right now for school and I know there is the military aspect of attending West Point and playing football at Army, but I'm not sure right now if that's what I want to do," he adds.

"I'm considering taking an official visit there."

In addition to the Black Knights, Hollis who maintains a 4.0 GPA out of 4.0 and has scored 30 on the ACT, is also hearing from Columbia, University of Chicago and Wofford.

So has Hollis decided on what his college major will be? "It will be in the field of engineering, specifically civil or mechanical engineering," says the prospect out of Kentucky.

Hollis and his teammates were in route to their second game of the season when he spoke to GoBlackKnights.com and hope to close out the evening by bringing his team to a 2-0 record.

"This is our second game and we are playing Henry Clay .... I don't think they will score on our defense," declares Hollis, whose team finished 2010 with a 9-3 record.

By the time this article hit the Rivals.com/GoBlackKnights.com site, Bowling Green had registered their second win of the season, with a 35-14 victory.

Last year Hollis threw for over 1,000 and 15 touchdowns.

So who do Hollis' game mirror? "I like to think of myself as a player like Denard Robinson of Michigan," he states. "I don't run as much as he does, but a lot of the option reads ... almost like Army's offense with their triple option ... they run a lot of option."

"Last year we were more option oriented and now moving more towards the spread, a lot of shotgun, shotgun action."

Along his football talents, Hollis is a starter on both the baseball and basketball squads at Bowling Green High School where he plays centerfield and two guard respectively.

When asked which of the sports he feels he excels at, Hollis hesitated for a moment, but shared that baseball could be his best sport (BA .393), with football right on its heals.

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Hollis' recruiting throughout the 2011 campaign.

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