June 30, 2009

Sunshine State speedster gives CSU a look

The spring football season was nothing less than a disappointment for Miami Archbishop Carroll high school running back Jeff Scott. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound back suffered from back spasms which kept him out of the spring game, seem to have strengthened his resolve for a big year in 2009.

Scott reports the back spasms have subsided. Scott runs a 4.4 and claims a 35-inch vertical leap, which helped him to be named first team All-Dade county small school selection last fall after rushing for 1,393 yards and 23 touchdowns. Those numbers have netted him scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Colorado State, Tennessee State, Northern Illinois, Troy and Florida International.

Despite all the offers, Scott said he had just two schools visit him during the spring season.

"The only schools that came to see me during spring practice were FIU and Ole Miss," Scott said. "I was kind of disappointed, because I thought there were going to be a few more colleges come out watch."

Scott said he has been talking to Northern Illinois and Florida International the most lately and said he hasn't dropped anyone from his list as yet. Colorado State is still talking to Scott and is trying to set up an unofficial visit with the Miami speedster.

"Kansas State is going to offer soon and the Tennessee Volunteers are thinking about it too," Scott said. "Everyone is equal right now. Sometime in August, I'll probably narrow it down to four schools."

While his recruiting is heating up, Scott said he is keeping his eyes fixed on next fall.

"I don't think I will be taking any unofficial visits any time soon," Scott said. "Right now I want to concentrate on my school, the weight room and getting back on the field during the regular season. Right now I don't want to even think about that (visiting schools) right now."

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