Move works out well for Scott

Move works out well for Scott

Moving to a new school in a new state is tough for any kid. That is what junior Farifax (Va.) running back Nicholas Scott did prior to last season and he handled it extremely well.

Nicholas Scott moved from Boston, Mass. to Fairfax, Va. right before his junior year.

Scott felt alright about his football season, but was not satisfied.

"Our season went pretty well," said Scott. "Coming from a school where our best record in 13 years was 7-4 and we finished 5-5 here, so it was an improvement for me."

"We wanted to make the playoffs, but we didn't quite make it. It was the first time in three years that we didn't make the playoffs, so it was kind of a letdown. But we were really a junior-heavy team, so I'm excited to see what we can do next year."

Individually, Scott thought he performed well. But he was quick to give credit to his teammates.

"I think I played well, of course with the help of my teammates because one person doesn't run the team," he said. "We had a good line that opened up huge holes for me and allowed me to have a pretty successful season. I had 84 carries for 900 yards and 15 touchdowns. I got used to my teammates and we became really close. They really helped me a lot with my transition."

Due to his impressive play, he already has two scholarship offers and is attracting interest from several more schools.

"I've been talking to Boston College and Penn State a lot because they have offered me," said the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Scott.

Several other schools are interested in the Fairfax standout.

"I've been getting a lot of mail from Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio State, Nebraska, and Michigan," he said. " I've also heard from Duke, Maryland, UVA, Virginia Tech, and Mississippi State – and I've also gotten some mail from some schools on the West Coast – Cal and UCLA. They have been in contact with my coach a lot, too."

He could be close to receiving his next offer.

"Duke, UVA, and Virginia Tech have mentioned offering," he said. "They want to see my junior film. My coach said UVA would probably be the next to offer."

Scott was able to visit some schools during football season.

"I visited Alabama, Mississippi State, Maryland, UConn, and Boston College," he said.

The trip to the home of national champions shed some light on where he stands with the Crimson Tide.

"The coaches at Alabama told me they were really interested in me," he said. "They really want me to get down to camp because they said it's hard for Coach (Nick) Saban to make an offer unless he's seen you there in front of him working out. They are looking at me at corner."

Another trip he discussed was the one to a school close to his old home.

"My trip to BC – I used to live literally a mile away from campus, so I knew the coaches and got to talk to them," Scott said. "It was really fun trip and I felt comfortable around them."

Although there is a long time before the 2014 prospect has to make a decision, two schools are ahead of the pack at this time.

"I would say Penn State is my leader with Boston College right behind them," Scott said.

Despite those schools being on the top of his list, Scott is in no hurry to make his decision.

"I have to check out the schools and the academics," he said. "It comes down to where I want to live and play for the next four years of my life."

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