Corey Scott atop WRs in Northeast Florida

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If there is one thing that every football coach in America can agree on, it’s the fact that there is nothing more refreshing than having a stud out on the field. One that can stretch the defense and make the Quarterback look good. One that can rearrange the structure of an offense or defense. One that belongs in that exclusive fraternity of certified play makers and quite frankly, never comes off the field. For the past 4 seasons, the Episcopal School of Jacksonville has had a guy that fits every one of those traits and his name is Corey Scott. Standing at 6 foot and weighing in at 160 pounds, it could be easy but not wise for the opposing team to judge a book by its cover or underestimate this young athlete. Beginning his time at Episcopal, Scott has been a play-making machine that plays on both sides of the ball. As a Freshman, he wasted no time showcasing his talents to the fans of high school football around the city of Jacksonville. On the defensive side, Scott was able to tally 17 tackles, 1 pass defensed and 2 interceptions. As for offense, he made a name for himself at wide receiver, hauling in 11 passes for 217 yards and 4 touchdowns. It is remarkable for someone fresh out of middle school to establish themselves at such a rapid paste at the varsity level of high school football. The four year player found himself getting better physically and mentally by filling the stat sheet as his developmental years went by. Now he has blossomed his way to being one of, if not, the best two-way athlete in the area. Corey Scott finished his senior season leading the way at wide receiver with 51 receptions for 1071 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also finished top 5 in northeast Florida in interceptions with 5 and put the icing on the cake with a 47 yard punt return for good measure. As far as career statistics go, Corey Scott is responsible for 2,658 all-purpose yards on 31 carries and 143 receptions, 25 total touchdowns from all 3 phases of the game, 61 tackles and 13 interceptions in 38 games played for the Episcopal Eagles. That is a well put together resume, which has gotten him some attention from colleges all over the country, such as the University of Tennessee-Martin, Wofford College and one of the most prestigious HBCU’s ever, Bethune-Cookman University. This kid is one of the lucky ones that are going to be making a very important life decision in the near future.

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Vaughn Foster