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Scott Starting RB in UConn Opener

Mathias Torp
PPI Editor

When most people will be asleep and dreaming tonight, one of PPI’s marquee players from the 2017 DreamChasers Tour will be living his dream. This week redshirt freshman at the University of Connecticut, Zavier Scott, was announced as the starting RB for the  Huskies’ opening game against a #21 ranked UCF.  Scott will be the first PPI prospect to start in an FBS game.

Scott’s chances of playing NCAA football, on full scholarship no less, seemed dashed when just before his junior year of high school his family moved to Germany as his father was stationed there with the American military. Scott thought he might have to walk-on somewhere and earn his stripes from there, but things changed dramatically during his last game in Germany with the Vilseck Falcons. Brandon Collier recalls, “I first met Zavier at his final game in October of 2016, since then I knew this day would come. PPI is extremely proud to have helped him on his journey.”

From there Zavier’s dreams of playing college football started to become reality. After dominating in the PPI camp at Hennef in 2017, he joined the first PPI DreamChasers Tour where he continued to shine against high-calibre prospects on the NCAA camp circuit. Zavier’s 4.38 speed turned heads at Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State, but it was UConn’s early commitment to him that led his family to choose them. He committed to UConn just a month after the Tour on his birthday.

A versatile player, Scott was primarily recruited as a receiver or possibly DB having already played both positions. After a highly productive spring season at receiver, the UConn coaches tried Scott at RB. Although giving reps to Scott at RB was made easier by a short depth chart there, the coaches insist that wasn’t what prompted the move. Scott made a seamless transition to RB, having played it some in high school for the same reason: his coaches wanted to get the ball in his hands more. When Head Coach Randy Edsall announced Scott would start this week, he was quick to point out Scott’s leadership on the team as well:
 
 

[Scott’s] an every-down back. He can play first, second and third down. He’s one of those kids that you really like because he gives you everything he’s got all the time. For a redshirt freshman, he’s on our leadership council. He’s a leader.
Head Coach Randy Edsall

 
 
 

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Scott Starting RB in UConn Opener

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Mathias Torp
PPI Editor

When most people will be asleep and dreaming tonight, one of PPI’s marquee players from the 2017 DreamChasers Tour will be living his dream. This week redshirt freshman at the University of Connecticut, Zavier Scott, was announced as the starting RB for the  Huskies’ opening game against a #21 ranked UCF.  Scott will be the first PPI prospect to start in an FBS game.

Scott’s chances of playing NCAA football, on full scholarship no less, seemed dashed when just before his junior year of high school his family moved to Germany as his father was stationed there with the American military. Scott thought he might have to walk-on somewhere and earn his stripes from there, but things changed dramatically during his last game in Germany with the Vilseck Falcons. Brandon Collier recalls, “I first met Zavier at his final game in October of 2016, since then I knew this day would come. PPI is extremely proud to have helped him on his journey.”

From there Zavier’s dreams of playing college football started to become reality. After dominating in the PPI camp at Hennef in 2017, he joined the first PPI DreamChasers Tour where he continued to shine against high-calibre prospects on the NCAA camp circuit. Zavier’s 4.38 speed turned heads at Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State, but it was UConn’s early commitment to him that led his family to choose them. He committed to UConn just a month after the Tour on his birthday.

A versatile player, Scott was primarily recruited as a receiver or possibly DB having already played both positions. After a highly productive spring season at receiver, the UConn coaches tried Scott at RB. Although giving reps to Scott at RB was made easier by a short depth chart there, the coaches insist that wasn’t what prompted the move. Scott made a seamless transition to RB, having played it some in high school for the same reason: his coaches wanted to get the ball in his hands more. When Head Coach Randy Edsall announced Scott would start this week, he was quick to point out Scott’s leadership on the team as well:
 
 

[Scott’s] an every-down back. He can play first, second and third down. He’s one of those kids that you really like because he gives you everything he’s got all the time. For a redshirt freshman, he’s on our leadership council. He’s a leader.
Head Coach Randy Edsall

 
 
 

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Scott Starting RB in UConn Opener

Mathias Torp
PPI Editor

When most people will be asleep and dreaming tonight, one of PPI’s marquee players from the 2017 DreamChasers Tour will be living his dream. This week redshirt freshman at the University of Connecticut, Zavier Scott, was announced as the starting RB for the  Huskies’ opening game against a #21 ranked UCF.  Scott will be the first PPI prospect to start in an FBS game.

Scott’s chances of playing NCAA football, on full scholarship no less, seemed dashed when just before his junior year of high school his family moved to Germany as his father was stationed there with the American military. Scott thought he might have to walk-on somewhere and earn his stripes from there, but things changed dramatically during his last game in Germany with the Vilseck Falcons. Brandon Collier recalls, “I first met Zavier at his final game in October of 2016, since then I knew this day would come. PPI is extremely proud to have helped him on his journey.”

From there Zavier’s dreams of playing college football started to become reality. After dominating in the PPI camp at Hennef in 2017, he joined the first PPI DreamChasers Tour where he continued to shine against high-calibre prospects on the NCAA camp circuit. Zavier’s 4.38 speed turned heads at Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State, but it was UConn’s early commitment to him that led his family to choose them. He committed to UConn just a month after the Tour on his birthday.

A versatile player, Scott was primarily recruited as a receiver or possibly DB having already played both positions. After a highly productive spring season at receiver, the UConn coaches tried Scott at RB. Although giving reps to Scott at RB was made easier by a short depth chart there, the coaches insist that wasn’t what prompted the move. Scott made a seamless transition to RB, having played it some in high school for the same reason: his coaches wanted to get the ball in his hands more. When Head Coach Randy Edsall announced Scott would start this week, he was quick to point out Scott’s leadership on the team as well:
 
 

[Scott’s] an every-down back. He can play first, second and third down. He’s one of those kids that you really like because he gives you everything he’s got all the time. For a redshirt freshman, he’s on our leadership council. He’s a leader.
Head Coach Randy Edsall

 
 
 

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