April 17, 2009

Scott still has CSU at the top

While some players develop a relationship with a coach recruiting them, Ontario (Cal.) wide receiver Kenneth Scott is being recruited by a coach he knows quite well - Currently Colorado State graduate assistant and former Ontario football coach Darrell Ballard. For the past three years, Ballard was Scott's receivers coach at Colony High. Now, he has turned from coach into recruiter.

"He has been telling me great things up there," Scott said of Ballard. "He says I could go up there and compete for a spot. He said I could battle in for a starting position early and the offense we run is what they run, so there would be terminology to learn, but I think I would be in good shape."

The 6-foot-3, 193 -pound Scott caught 31 passes for 655 yards and five touchdowns last season in just seven games.

When Scott isn't hearing from Ballard, he is being contacted by CSU offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Greg Peterson and Anthoney Hill. Scott added he is hoping to hear from CSU head coach Steve Fairchild to learn more about his philosophy as well as what he is like to play under. As important as any of that is the fact he already understands what it is like to play under Ballard.

"That is a big thing because I don't have to worry about how he will treat me," Scott said. "He already treats me good. Ever since my freshman year he has turned me into the receiver I am. My freshman year we had a receiver named Maurice Shaw, who is now playing in Idaho, and coach said he was going to turn me into the next Maurice Shaw. He pushed me and pushed me to where I could be the best and I want to be the best."

In addition to Colorado State, Scott has been in contact with coaches from Tennessee, Arizona, Washington, UTEP, UCLA and Colorado. Scott said Colorado State is the clear leader right now, in large part because they have offered a scholarship.

"No schools area really sticking out except Colorado State," Scott said. "They have already offered me. I think everyone else is sort of second tier until they offer. Colorado State is probably my favorite."

Grades shouldn't be a problem in getting Scott into school. He currently holds a 2.8 grade-point average and is planning on taking his ACT's and SAT's in May or June with hopes of getting through the NCAA Clearinghouse early. Scott is hoping to major in Art, Communications or Sociology.

This spring Scott is working in spring football to gain some chemistry with his quarterbacks as well as working with his uncle on speed-specific workouts to bring down a 4.6 time in the 40-yard dash.

"My speed workouts are going very well," Scott said. I am learning more-and-more about the nuances involved in my speed, so that is going really good. I don't have any more plans to do more combines - I might just do one more camp and other than that I am working on my speed for now until then."

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