- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
Fresh off a solid combine performance, ESPN Watch List quarterback Brayden Scott (Tahlequah, Okla./Sequoyah) is riding confidence and looking to build his recruiting status even further.
A 6-foot-2, 200-pound quarterback with great speed, Scott looked good at the U.S. Army National Combine last week in San Antonio. He also earned a quarterback leadership award at the combine.
To put icing on the cake, Scott also picked up his seventh offer, as Missouri extended a scholarship for next year.
He now has offers from Missouri, Arkansas, Purdue, Tulsa, Clemson, Arizona State and Arizona. Scott added that Alabama, Oklahoma and Notre Dame have expressed heavy interest.
“It was awesome being invited,” Scott said of the combine experience. “Not a lot of athletes are invited, and to be considered one of the top juniors in the nation, that’s a real honor.
“There were some fast cats out there. I met some of the quarterbacks there and built some relationships. I got to meet Barry Sanders. I know his son, and he’s one of my favorite players of all time. I think that was the highlight of my time.”
Scott said offers from Oklahoma and Alabama could come soon, but he’s waiting on what the coaching staffs do. With the Sooners, he’s known co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel since he was in the eighth grade. Scott participated in the OU camp last summer.
“I know with OU, they said they were recruiting me and another quarterback from Texas,” Scott said. “With Alabama, it’s the same way, except it’s me and a kid from Florida. I’m just taking it all in and enjoying it. You’re only young once, right?”
Scott, an all-state honorable mention, threw for 2,270 yards and 26 touchdowns his junior season. He has recorded more than 5,200 career passing yards and 60 touchdowns as a three-year starter for Sequoyah.
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