St. Louis University High 2018 RB/LB Jared Scott has seen his recruitment warm up this season after a standout junior season.
At 5’10,184-pounds, Scott finished with 70 tackles, three for loss, recovered two fumbles and had an interception. And on offense, he rushed for nearly 300 yards and scored nine touchdowns.
“ I would say that I give consistent effort all the time, I try and hustle to the ball at Linebackers and be in the best position for my team,” Scott said. “At running back I try and make the right reads and play with good pad level.
“I bring a winning attitude to my team, I try and lead my team, I try and bring a positive attitude to my team and play hard.”
A year ago, Scott said his biggest game came against Chaminade, a tough 30-28 loss in week 3. Despite the loss, Scott scored a touchdown and was second on the Junior Billikens in tackles.
This season, former St. Louis Rams standout Mike Jones has taken over for coach Gary Kornfield who retired. Jones is known for making the winning, game-saving tackle for the Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV.
“We’re looking to establish a new brand of SLUH football, you will just have to wait and see,” Scott said.
This offseason, Scott is working on his footwork, improving his foot speed and his conditioning as he hopes to play on both sides of the ball for longer stretches.
He started playing football when he was 8-years old for the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club. Scott says his uncle Toe has had the biggest impact on his football career.
“He challenges me to think about the game, be the best I can be, and stay in the best shape possible,” Scott said. “He’s really helped me develop as a player and a man.”
Scott is a fan of Jabrill Peppers and tries to implement various elements of his game and make them his own.
“He’s an absolute beast,” Scott said. “I like the way he plays his heart for his team and is willing to do whatever is best for his team. He does whatever the coach asks him to, and does it with enthusiasm and grace.”
Scott has offers from Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Union College, and Benedictine College and has drawn interest from SIUC, Olivet Nazarene University, Central Methodist University, and Harding University.