EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - It has been a long road to what Scott hopes is a final destination in the National Football League. Blessed with incredible quickness that could rival Tennessee's Chris Johnson, he had a few "bumps in the road" before he was given an opportunity to show talent evaluators his hidden talents in post-season action after his senior season.
Injuries have always been an albatross for the Terps' starting tailback. He missed three games with an ankle injury that would develop an infection even before making his collegiate debut in 2007. He would sit out another contest that year after re-injuring his ankle. A nagging shoulder injury limited his amount of carries in 2008, eventually forcing him to the sidelines for one game. A broken radius in his wrist kept him out of five more games as a junior.
Scott was suspended for the first half of the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl for curfew violations.
The coaching staff noticed a complete change in Scott's approach to the game prior to his senior season. In 2010, it was commonplace to see him frequently hanging around at the football complex, studying plays and video and stretching. "Sometimes the year before last, we'd have trouble keeping him around here," former head coach Ralph Friedgen said. "This was a very important year for him if he wanted to go to the next level."
Scott said he had more time this season to devote to football. "I came in and watched the film I needed to watch," he said. "I've got my degree already. Now I can focus on football a little more even though I've got some graduate stuff." He said he is inspired by his mother, who raised Scott and his two older brothers and whose sister — Scott's aunt — was slain in 2005.
Gloria Scott said she wants her son to fulfill his NFL dreams — but not for her. "I don't look for anything from Da'Rel," she said. "I want Da'Rel to use his gift to glorify God. I want him to have more than I had in life. But I'm blessed; I have a roof over my head. I'm not one who wants material things."
Scott was born on May 2th, 1988 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania to Gloria and Lee Scott, Sr. He has two older brothers, Lee Scott, Jr., who played football as a defensive back at La Salle, and James, who ran track at Saint Joseph's. When Da'Rel was eight years old, his parents had a falling out, which prompted his father to leave the family. Thereafter, Lee Scott, Sr. was no longer involved in raising his sons and would often miss scheduled visits.
"He just kept letting me down," Scott recalls. "Just day by day, I was thinking, 'I need a father figure in my life.'" In high school, his attitude changed, and he said, "I don't need him." Despite the absence of his biological father, Scott grew up with the support of his mother, two brothers, cousin, youth football coach, and high school athletic director.
Scott motivates himself for games by channeling the anger at his father's abandonment. "I am always going to have anger because of how he did me," the Terps tailback stated. "It is always going to be there. It is not going away. No way at all."
While basketball player Michael Jordan was Scott's childhood sports idol, he says Jordan was not the inspiration for his jersey number of 23. Scott chose it as a combination of his older brothers' high school numbers: James wore number 20, and Lee, Jr. wore number 3. Scott said, "They were my father."
Scott attended Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, where he was a four-year letter winner in football, track, and basketball. He was rated the 24th-best athlete in the country and ranked 24th on the Rivals.com Pennsylvania Top 50 list, as that recruiting service place a four-star prospect ranking next to his name. He earned All-Region honors from Super Prep and was the recipient of the Maxwell Award, given to the Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior.
Scott was chosen All-State by the Associated Press as a senior and named Area Player of the Year by the Times-Herald. He was also chosen to play in the Big 33 All-Star game. On the gridiron, he lettered four times, starting his final three seasons as a tailback and safety. He rushed for over 1,200 yards as a junior, averaging 8.5 yards per carry while catching 24 passes for 460 yards in eleven games.
As a senior, he had a sensational season, rushing 232 times for 2,523 yards (10.9 ypc) and 38 touchdowns. He guided his team to an 8-3 record en route to winning the league championship. He lettered four years in track (sprints), winning the state titles in the 100 meters as a junior with a time of 10.56. He also clocked 21.89 in the 200 meters, and competed as a guard for the school's basketball team.
Scott was also recruited by Virginia, Penn State, Boston College and Georgia Tech before signing his national letter of intent to attend the University of Maryland on July 24th, 2005. He spent the 2006 season with the scout team while adding bulk to his once 185-pound frame. He was originally recruited as a receiver, but made the transition to tailback before his first varsity season.
An ankle injury forced him to miss the first three games of the 2007 season, and once he returned, the injury would linger, eventually sitting out another contest. Listed third on the depth chart at tailback, Scott gained only 135 yards on fourteen carries (9.6 ypc) while appearing in nine games. His only reception was good for a 57-yard touchdown. Most of his action came as a kickoff returner, totaling 566 yards on 26 run-backs (21.8 avg).
During 2008 August camp, Scott had a leg infection that required treatment with anti-biotics. He later suffered a shoulder sprain in the third quarter of the Terps' third game vs. California, missing the Eastern Michigan clash, but the injury would linger most of the season. He was later suspended for the first half of the Humanitarian Bowl for a curfew violation.
In twelve games, Scott gained a career-best 1,133 yards, the seventh-best season total in school history. He also had 209 carries (12th on the Maryland season-record chart), as he averaged 5.4 yards and scored eight times on the ground as a sophomore. He grabbed 21 passes for 171 yards (8.1 avg) and also threw a 9-yard pass for a score in the Wake Forest game.
During a practice in April 2009, Scott and cornerback Nolan Carroll collided, which injured both players. Scott suffered a sprained knee which forced him to sit out the Red–White spring game. He entered August practice at the top of the depth chart, but Davin Meggett's camp performance was impressive enough to earn a share of the number-one position. Later, a wrist fracture limited Scott to seven games, starting five of them, in 2009. He managed only 425 yards on 85 tries (5.0 ypc) while running for four touchdowns. He added 111 yards on twelve catches (9.2 ypc).
During the 2010 winter semester, Scott competed on Maryland's indoor track team and ran a 60-yard dash in 6.87 seconds, as he claimed to have regained the speed he had in high school. During spring football camp, he recorded the fastest 40-yard dash time among the running backs at 4.33 seconds.
Head coach Ralph Friedgen praised Scott for the strength and size he added in the off-season, and offensive coordinator James Franklin described Scott as a "complete back". Before the season, Scott was added to the Maxwell Award and Doak Walker Award watch lists.
Maryland entered the 2010 season with Scott and Davin Meggett sharing time as the number-one running back. Friedgen said, "At this point in time, I would say Scott and Meggett are 1A and 1B." The senior "seized the bull by the horns" and collected 708 yards on 122 carries (5.8 ypc), finding the end zone five times. He snared 14 passes for 170 yards (12.1 ypc) and a touchdown and also completed a 4-yard pass for a score vs. Clemson.
In his final collegiate game, vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl, Scott rushed for a career-high 200 yards on 13 carries, including two touchdowns on 61- and 91-yard runs. He was named the game's Most Valuable Player, as he broke the school record for rushing in a bowl game that he previously set in 2008.
His performance was described as "utterly electrifying", and left his "stock among draft-eligible running backs soaring with NFL scouts". After that performance, he was invited to play in the East–West Shrine Game and the prestigious Senior Bowl.
Scott started 29-of-41 games at Maryland, carrying 430 times for 2,401 yards (5.58 ypc) and seventeen touchdowns…Even though he had just three games with more than 20 rushing attempts, his 430 carries rank 12th on the school all-time record list…His 209 attempts as a sophomore also rank 12th on the UM season-record chart…Became just the tenth player in Maryland history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a career, ranking seventh on the Terps' all-time record chart with his 2,401 yards…Ranks seventh on the school season-record list with 1,133 yards rushing in 2008…His 200 yards on the ground vs. East Carolina at the 2010 Military Bowl set the school bowl game record, topping his own mark of 174 yards vs. Nevada at the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl…He also became the 16th player in Maryland annals to rush for at least 200 yards in a game…His average of 5.58 yards per rushing attempt is topped by only Chet Hanulak (8.13 ypc, 1951-53) on the Terps' career-record chart…Ran for over 100 yards in eight games as a Terrapin, the fourth-best total in school annals… Also caught 48 passes for 509 yards (10.60 ypc) and four touchdowns…Gained 599 yards on 28 kickoff returns (21.39 avg), as he also completed 2-of-3 passes (66.67%) for 13 yards and two touchdowns…Ranks eighth in school history with 3,509 all-purpose yards, as his 509 touches rank ninth on the Terps career-record chart…Is just one of four players in school history to post 2,000 career rushing yards and 500 receiving yards (also LaMont Jordan, Rick Badjanek and Alvin Blount).
Super Sleeper Team and All-Atlantic Coast Conference third-team selection by The NFL Draft Report…Named Military Bowl Most Valuable Player after setting the school post-season rushing yardage record vs. East Carolina…Shared tailback duties with Davin Meggett, but started all thirteen games…Carried 122 times for 708 yards (5.81 ypc) and five touchdowns...Ran for over 100 yards twice (Florida International and East Carolina) and fumbled once in each of the Clemson and Wake Forest contests…Had fourteen receptions
For 170 yards (12.14 ypc) and three touchdowns…Added 33 yards on a pair of kickoff returns and also threw a 4-yard pass for a touchdown vs. Clemson…Gained 911 all-purpose yards, ranking second on the team, as he averaged 70.08 yards per game.
2010 GAME ANALYSIS
Navy…Scott opened the season with 58 yards on ten carries…He scored the team's first touchdown for the season, capping an 8-play, 59-yard drive with a 5-yard run in a 17-14 victory…Record Watch-Scott's 58 rushing yards gave him 1,751 in his career, moving him past Keon Lattimore (2004-07) for 14th on Maryland's all-time list.
Morgan State…Scott, Davin Meggett, and redshirt freshman running back D. J. Adams all averaged over five yards per carry in the 62–3 rout…Scott amassed eight carries for 42 yards and three receptions for 31 yards, scoring on a 22-yard grab with 1:44 left in the first half…Record Watch-Scott finished with 42 yards rushing, bringing his career total to 1,793...He is only 14 yards behind Mark Mason, who is 13th in school annals with 1,807 yards (1990-93).
Florida International…Scott ran for 103 yards and a pair of scores on 15 attempts in a 42-28 win…He broke four tackles en route to a 56-yard touchdown jaunt…He also powered his way past two defenders on a 9-yard scoring burst in the fourth quarter…In the post game press conference, Scott was asked on how things opened up for the offense vs. FIU and he noted, "We opened them up with the pass a little bit and we were able to provide the run."…On the offensive line and if there injuries and inexperience affected the team at all, he stated, "It didn't affect us a lot. We have some players who weren't able to play, but those who did stepped up a lot. They raised their games so it didn't seem like anybody had gotten hurt."…Record Watch-Scott recorded the seventh 100-yard rushing performance for his career, tying Louis Carter (1972-1974) for fourth-most in Maryland annals…His 56-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter was the second-longest in his career. His longest rushing score came in 2008 on a 63-yard run vs. Middle Tennessee State…His two-touchdown performance was the third of his career…Scott hopped three spots on the school's career rushing yards list and is now 11th all-time with 1,902.
Duke…Scott collected 50 yards on fourteen carries…Duke held Scott to 26 yards in the first half, but in the third quarter, he caught a short pass from QB Danny O'Brien and ran down the sideline for a 71-yard touchdown. O'Brien said he repeatedly checked down through his available receivers and Scott was his final option…Record Watch-With 50 yards rushing, Scott now has 1,952 for his career, moving into 11th on the all-time list and passing Billy Lovett (1,913/1966-68)...Scott's 121 all-purpose yards (including 71 receiving) give him 2,985 for his career, moving him into 10th on that list (passing Steve Suter, 2,919/ 2001-04 and Alvin Blount, 2,885/1983-86).
Clemson…Scott threw a four-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Danny O'Brien on a trick play for Maryland's only score in a 31–7 loss. Scott took a pitch from O'Brien, ran to his right, and then threw to O'Brien on the left side of the end zone. It was the second touchdown pass of his career - he also had a 9-yard scoring pass vs. Wake Forest on 10/18/08…He added four rushing attempts for 18 yards…Record Watch-With 18 all-purpose yards on the day, Scott became the 10th player in school history to reach 3,000 all-purpose yards in his career (3,003).
Virginia…The senior tailback rushed eleven times for 55 yards and caught two passes for 8 yards, including a 2-yard score in a 42-23 triumph.
East Carolina (Military Bowl)…Scott ran for a career-high and Maryland bowl-record 200 yards, including a Terps post-season-record 91-yard scoring scamper in the fourth quarter, as he also had a 61-yard touchdown run, earning Game MVP honors…In the post game press conference, he was asked about the offensive game plan and said, "Just trying to attack them anyway we could, just attack them on the ground and make some plays."…On being a Maryland football family, Scott stated, "I feel like [Coach Friedgen] is a great coach, but it is a business and it was a business decision. I love him to death and I am glad I got to play with him for my last season. I am glad we could send him off with a win."…On the emotion involved in this game, he whispered, "At least we got a chance to play in the post-season. Being 2-10 last year, this was a huge chance this year. We just wanted to make sure we sent Coach Friedgen out with a bang."…Record Watch-Scott's yardage total ranks second in Atlantic Coast Conference bowl history (307 by P.J. Daniels of Georgia Tech, 1/4/04)…Scott is the first Maryland player to top 200 yards on the ground since Bruce Perry had 237 vs. Wake Forest on 11/29/03 and the 16th player in school history to accomplish the feat...His 15.4 yards per carry in the game set a school record, besting Willie Joyner (15.0 vs. UNC in 1982)...His 200 yards topped his own school bowl record of 174 vs. Nevada in the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl…His 91-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the longest in Maryland bowl-game history, the longest for a Terps touchdown in seven years (80 by Bruce Perry vs. Wake Forest, 11/28/03) and only the eighth 90-plus yard run in ACC history…It was the eighth 100-yard rushing game of his career, who finished seventh on Maryland's career rushing yards list (2,401).
Other Notable Performances…Scott was limited to six yards on four carries, adding 26 yards on three catches vs. West Virginia…In the Boston College clash, he totaled 19 yards on nine carries, 25 yards on a kickoff return and 4 yards on a reception…Followed with 11 attempts for 50 yards, a 10-yard catch and an 8-yard kickoff return vs. Wake Forest…He added 30 yards on nine carries and 12 yards on a reception vs. Miami…Held to minus 10 yards on four runs vs. North Carolina State in the season finale.
A consensus All-Atlantic Coast Conference preseason selection, Scott was limited to seven games that included five starting assignments due to a series of injuries…He missed season game action due to breaking his radius, a bone in the forearm that extends to the thumb side of the wrist, vs. Clemson. The tailback returned for the final two games, but was forced to wear a flexible cast…Also, during a practice in April, Scott and corner-back Nolan Carroll collided, which injured both players. Scott suffered a sprained knee which forced him to sit out the Red–White spring game…He entered August practice at the top of the depth chart, but Davin Meggett's camp performance was impressive enough to earn a share of the number-one position…The junior totaled 425 yards with four touch-downs on 85 carries (5.00 ypc), as he made 12 catches for 111 yards (9.25 ypc), finishing with 536 all-purpose yards, an average of 76.57 yards per game…Turned the ball over three times on fumbles – twice vs. Middle Tennessee and once vs. Rutgers.
2009 GAME HIGHLIGHTS
In the season opener at 12th-ranked California, Scott recorded 13 carries for 90 yards. He scored the Terrapins' only touchdown on a 39-yard rush in the third quarter of the 52–13 rout, Maryland's worst opening loss since 1892…The following week, Scott had 17 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown in an overtime win vs. James Madison…Recorded a 48-yard touchdown run vs. Middle Tennessee, but also had two fumbles in the first quarter. Scott finished the game with 13 attempts for 117 yards., but coach Ralph Friedgen relied mostly on Meggett after the second turnover…Scott suffered a broken wrist vs. Clemson, a game that also saw Maryland left tackle Bruce Campbell injured. He sat out the next five games, before he returned in the penultimate game vs. Florida State, in which he ran 83 yards on 19 attempts and also had two receptions for 21 yards. The performance prompted Scout.com to note, "It's almost like this stud running back never missed a game for the Terps. It is impressive to see the junior hard at work and making up for lost time."…In the season finale vs. Boston College, Maryland opened the game with Scott attempting a pass to wide receiver Torrey Smith on a halfback option play; it fell incomplete but drew a defensive pass interference call. He rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown on 11 attempts, and caught three passes for 20 yards.
Scott earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors from the Associated Press and the league's media…Played in twelve games, starting eleven, as he sat out vs. Eastern Michigan with a shoulder sprain suffered vs. California…Came off the bench for the second half vs. Nevada in the Humanitarian Bowl after being suspended for the first two quarters for missing a curfew…Led the team, ranked second in the ACC and 30th in the nation with 209 carries (12th on the school season-record list) for 1,133 yards (seventh in Maryland season annals) and eight touchdowns, averaging 5.42 yards per carry…Caught 21 passes for 171 yards (8.14 ypc) and completed 1-of-2 passes that included a 9-yard score vs. Wake Forest…Turned the ball over five times on six fumbles (lost fumble vs. California; turned it over twice on three fumbles vs. Wake Forest; lost two fumbles in the Florida State clash)…Ran for over 100 yards five times, tied for fourth on the school season-record chart…Named the Terps' Most Improved Offensive Player after the season.
2008 GAME HIGHLIGHTS
In the first game of the season vs. Delaware, Scott ran for 197 yards in his first career start, which was enough to place 16th on the school game-record list…The following week, underdog Middle Tennessee stunned Maryland, 24–14, but Scott set the game-high for rushing with 123 yards. He tallied his career-first rushing touchdown with a 63-yard run on the second play of the game…Scott "dominated early" vs. 23rd-ranked California with 19 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns, but in the third quarter, he suffered a game-ending shoulder injury. His first-half effort helped Maryland take a quick lead and eventually upset California, 35–27….Sat out the next game vs. Eastern Michigan, but returned for the road game at Clemson, as he had 23 carries but gained only 39 yards, a mark that was surpassed by receiver Heyward-Bey on one reverse that gained 76 yards to spark a second-half comeback. Head coach Friedgen said, "I told Da'Rel he needed to run a little more north–south. Clemson has such good team speed. If you go east–west on them, you're not going to go very far. I thought he had a couple runs when he tried to bounce it outside. Normally, Da'Rel can do that. Not vs. this team . . . I told him this is a game where three yards is a good running play . . . I don't know if Da'Rel has been in a game like this, playing the whole game that way in a tough environment. He came out in the second half and said 'I'm going to go, coach.' He patted me on the butt. 'Just get me the ball." Scott would then tally the go-ahead touchdown to complete Maryland's come-back, 20–17…The following week Maryland fell to a heavy underdog again when a reeling Virginia team engineered a 31–0 shutout. Scott, then the leading rusher in the Atlantic Coast Conference, had 11 carries but was held to just 36 yards. Despite the setback, Scott retained the lead in the ACC with 96.4 rushing yards per game…Maryland shut out Wake Forest, 26–0, as Scott had 18 carries for a game-high of 73 yards, threw a 9-yard touch-down pass, and had three fumbles, turning the ball over twice. In the first quarter, Scott fumbled at the Wake Forest 25-yard line, but was able to recover the ball. Two plays later, he executed a halfback option, where he took the handoff and threw a 9-yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey for a touchdown. It was Scott's first pass attempt and completion. Scott fumbled twice more in the first half, and Wake Forest recovered only to miss a field goal attempt each time….In the North Carolina State game, Scott had 23 carries for 163 yards and a 24-yard touchdown. In the fourth quarter, after the third play of Maryland's game-winning drive, Davin Meggett replaced Scott, who had re-injured his shoulder…
The Virginia Tech line held Scott to 11 yards on 10 carries, although he did manage five receptions for 57 yards…In the North Carolina game, Scott recorded 129 rushing yards and a three-yard touchdown run...Maryland entered its penultimate regular season game vs. Florida State still within reach of the Atlantic Division title, and with it, a berth in the ACC Championship Game. Florida State, however, dashed Maryland's title hopes in a 37–3 rout in which Scott recorded 82 rushing yards, but fumbled twice. In the fourth quarter, defensive end Everette Brown forced Scott to fumble, which was seen as the end to any potential comeback…The following week vs. a tough Boston College line, the Maryland rushing attack faltered, which forced quarterback Chris Turner to resort mostly to the pass, as Scott rushed 13 times for a gain of just 19 yards…In the postseason, Maryland accepted an invitation to the Humanitarian Bowl to play the Western Athletic Conference runner-up, Nevada. Before the game, however, head coach Ralph Friedgen caught Scott and six other players breaking curfew. Scott declined to comment to the media about why he had missed curfew, and Friedgen said only that Scott had tried to "help somebody and got put in a bad situation." Friedgen initially intended to send the offenders back to College Park by bus, but athletic director Deborah Yow convinced him to issue partial-game suspensions instead. Scott was benched until halfway through the third quarter. He said, "I made a bad decision. I felt I had to run with a purpose." Scott was put into the game on Maryland's third possession of the half but did not receive a carry until the following series. On his first attempt, he ran for 14 yards and then ran 11 yards on his second. During the next drive, he broke free on a 49-yard touchdown run. On the next possession, Scott rushed on all four plays and gained 66 yards and another touchdown. Maryland won, 42–35, and Scott was named the Terrapins' most valuable player of the game. Nevada head coach Chris Ault said, "He just ran through us like we weren't there. They ran the weak-side gap, we knew that was one of their base plays, and he did a great job. He's a heck of a back, no question about it. He was breaking tackles, and that's not only a difference-maker but a morale-changer." He ran for 174 yards, which broke the school record for rushing in a bowl game previously set by Lu Gambino in the 1948 Gator Bowl. Scott also became just the seventh Maryland player to surpass the 1,000-yard single-season rushing benchmark.
Despite being listed third on the depth chart at tailback and appearing in just the final nine games, Scott was named to the Freshman All-Atlantic Coast Conference team…Rushed for 135 yards on 14 attempts (9.64 ypc) and caught one pass for a 57-yard score…Gained 566 yards on 26 kickoff returns (21.77 avg), as he amassed 758 all-purpose yards, an average of 84.22 yards per game…Had his spring cut short after injuring a knee during the first week of practice, but was ready for fall camp...Missed the first three games of the season due to an ankle injury.
2007 GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Scott made his debut vs. Wake Forest on kickoffs with four returns for 101 yards, including a 39-yarder...Rushed three times for 29 yards vs. Rutgers...Missed the Georgia Tech game after reinjuring his ankle vs. Rutgers...Finished with four kickoff returns for 68 yards vs. Virginia...Had three kickoff returns for 56 yards vs. Clemson...Saw significant time at running back behind Lance Ball vs. Boston College, as he caught a screen pass and took it 57 yards for a touchdown on his first career reception. The 57-yard catch was the third longest by a Terp on the season...Had a season-high 149 all-purpose yards vs. Florida State, as he returned four kickoffs for a total of 132 yards vs. the Seminoles and nearly broke away from the coverage for a score on a career-long 60-yard return, as he also saw time on offense and rushed twice for 17 yards...Led the Terrapin ground attack vs. North Carolina State with a season-high 89 rushing yards on only eight carries, an 11.1 average, as he also returned the opening kickoff 36 yards, to give him 125 all-purpose yards for the game...Returned two kicks for 36 yards vs. Oregon State in the Emerald Bowl.
Red-shirted as a freshman…Named offensive scout team player of the week for his work in practice leading up to the Florida State contest.
2007 Season…Had his spring cut short after injuring a knee during the first week of practice, but was ready for fall camp...Missed the first three games of the season due to an ankle injury, sitting out vs. Villanova (9/01), Florida International (9/08) and West Virginia (9/13)…Sat out the Georgia Tech clash (10/06) after re-injuring his ankle vs. Rutgers (9/29).
2008 Season…Scott had a leg infection that was being treated with antibiotics prior to the season opener…Injured his shoulder in the third quarter vs. California (9/13), sitting out the next week vs. Eastern Michigan (9/20).
2009 Season…Scott missed the latter part of spring practice after suffering a knee strain in the second scrimmage. The coaching staff opted not to risk further injury for the All-ACC running back…Suffered a broken radius, a bone in the forearm that extends to the thumb side of the wrist vs. Clemson (10/03), missing the next five games before returning vs. Florida State (11/21) wearing a protective cast.
2010 Season…Left the Florida State game (11/20) briefly, as a first-half hit laid Scott out on the turf for a brief period.
Attended Plymouth-Whitemarsh (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) High School, playing football for head coach Joe Iacovitti…Four-year letter winner in football, track, and basketball…Was rated the 24th-best athlete in the country and ranked 24th on the Rivals.com Pennsylvania Top 50 list, as that recruiting service place a four-star prospect ranking next to his name… Earned All-Region honors from Super Prep and was the recipient of the Maxwell Award, given to the Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior…Chosen All-State by the Associated Press as a senior and named Area Player of the Year by the Times-Herald… Was also chosen to play in the Big 33 All-Star game…Started his final three seasons as a tailback and safety…Rushed for over 1,200 yards as a junior, averaging 8.5 yards per carry while catching 24 passes for 460 yards in eleven games…As a senior, he ran 232 times for 2,523 yards (10.9 ypc) and 38 touchdowns…Guided his team to an 8-3 record en route to winning the league championship…Lettered four years in track (sprints), winning the state titles in the 100 meters as a junior with a time of 10.56…Also clocked 21.89 in the 200 meters…Competed as a guard for the school's basketball team.
Graduated in May, 2010 with a degree in Kinesiology…Son of Gloria Scott...Has two older brothers, Lee Scott, Jr., who played football as a defensive back at La Salle, and James, who ran track at Saint Joseph's…Born 5/26/88 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.