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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
LB Hoza Scott focused on improvement

By Sam Khan Jr.

LA PORTE, Texas -- There will be no basketball, baseball, track and field or any other sport getting Hoza Scott's attention this spring.

The 2014 ESPN Watch List linebacker is focused on one thing this offseason: football, and more specifically, getting better for his senior season.

Hoza Scott
Class of 2014 linebacker Hoza Scott is working to get other top Texas prospects to Texas A&M.
"Things have been going good," Scott said after a workout in the La Porte (Texas) High School weight room on Tuesday. "We've been working out, lifting weights, getting better, getting faster. You've got to come to work every day. Take no days off."

Scott, who committed to Texas A&M on Dec. 12, said life has been good since he pledged to the Aggies.

"It's been amazing," Scott said. "People telling me, 'Welcome to Aggieland,' that they can't wait, that it's going to be crazy. I'm hearing a lot of that stuff."

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound outside linebacker said his conversations with the Aggies coaches have been good, too.

"They've just been telling me to keep my grades up and that they're just waiting for me to come there," Scott said. "They're really waiting for me in Aggieland."

Scott said he wouldn't mind doing a little recruiting himself. There are two Watch List players in particularly that he wouldn't mind convincing to jump on board with the Aggies.

"I really want to get Tony Brown and [Zach Whitley], the linebacker from North Shore in a package deal for A&M," Scott said with a laugh. "I'm going to be hitting them up a lot more."

As Scott continues to work this offseason, he has one goal in mind with his teammates: a run to a state championship.

"Everybody in that locker room being dedicated to going to state is what it's going to take," Scott said. "If that can happen, we're for sure going there."