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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
2015 RB Scott ranks two above the rest

By Brad Bournival

It’s getting harder and harder not to notice Larry Scott (Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard).

A 6-foot-1, 217-pound running back with great speed -- he runs a 4.56 40-yard dash as a sophomore -- Scott is certainly making a name for himself in the recruiting world.

Then again, averaging 9.6 yards per carry in a season that spanned 12 games certainly helps. So does 1,614 yards rushing on 168 carries with 26 touchdowns.

In two seasons with the Eagles, Scott has amassed 2,790 yards on 300 carries and scored 41 touchdowns.

He already has earned offers from Bowling Green, Michigan State, Tennessee and West Virginia, as well as interest from some big-name programs like Ohio State, Penn State, Indiana, Illinois and Virginia Tech.

Right now, there are two schools with their noses out front in the way-too-early process for Scott.

One is Michigan State and the other is Ohio State, two vastly different offenses, but two styles that have Scott's eye at the moment.

“[Michigan State] runs the offense I’m looking for,” Scott said. “It’s a big power offense with a fullback running in front of me. They’re comparing me to their running back Le’Veon Bell.”

That’s good company to be in considering Bell was just drafted in the second round with the No. 48 overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Buckeyes are saying Bell is a Keith Byars type back and that Scott is very much on their radar.

“It’s very exciting,” Scott said. “I try not to get a big head. I try to keep doing what I can do. It’s exciting just to know [Urban Meyer] knows who I am. It’s motivated me a lot to work harder.”

The next step for Scott is to hit the camp circuit hard, which is what the sophomore plans on doing. He has trips in the works already to Cincinnati, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and West Virginia.