May 6, 2009
Scott picks up his second offer
Among the great mysteries of the world include the Loch Ness Monster, the meaning of life and why, until this week, Rivals.com four-star wide receiver Kenneth Scott held just one scholarship offer this late in the recruiting process. Scott's scholarship total doubled to two this week with news of a scholarship offer from the University of Texas-El Paso, but the lack of scholarship offers for the California pass catcher remains puzzling.
"It has been kind of disappointing, but I am blessed to have the offers I do, because not a lot of players have the chance to be in the position I am in," Scott said. "If the coaches want to have a chance at me, they need to offer me, but it really doesn't matter if I have two offers or 20, I will work as hard as I always do."
The 6-foot-3, 193 -pound Scott caught 31 passes for 655 yards and five touchdowns last season in just seven games. UTEP's offer came recently and the Miners are selling their program as one that Scott, himself a Texas native, could make a mark in right away.
"I just received it (the UTEP scholarship) about a week and a half ago," Scott said. "They have seen my film and really liked it. They said I would fit into their offense really good. They said I could play on the inside or the outside and be real versatile for them. They said I could make an impact on their offense right away and that is a huge plus."
Colorado State was the first to offer Scott a scholarship and is still talking to the California wideout. CSU graduate assistant Darrell Ballard was formerly Scott's position coach in high school and is keeping in touch. CSU offensive coordinator Greg Peterson and assistant coach Anthoney Hill have also reached out to Scott.
"I love those guys," Scott said of the CSU coaches. "Everyone is real cool. I basically talk to all of them on a weekly basis. They are real cool. I really like them. They don't tell me anything different, but they tell me to recognize who was after you first. They aren't pushing any commitment, or anything, just telling me that they will have my back no matter what."
Other schools who have watched Scott in practice are Cal and UNLV. Scott said the Cal coaches want to see them at their camp as well as how he plays defense. Tennessee and Oregon will be out in the coming weeks as well. Spring football practice starts for Scott and in the coming weeks and he says that will be his time to show off his skills for college scouts. Until then, Scott is practicing on his own with his quarterbacks to get his timing down.
"It (spring football) is a chance for me to showcase and prove myself and show my skills on why they should have offered me earlier. It just makes me work hard," Scott said.
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