Josh Heupel watches Brayden Scott workout 

April, 29, 2012
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If quarterback Brayden Scott (Tahlequah, Okla./Sequoyah) doesn’t get an Oklahoma offer, it won’t be because of a lack of effort.

Scott, 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, was the first of OU’s remaining quarterback targets to receive an in-person evaluation by the Sooners. OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel stopped by Sequoyah-Tahlequah Friday afternoon to watch Scott workout with his team and stayed for more than three hours.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comJunior quarterback Brayden Scott has offers from Arkansas, Memphis, Houston, Clemson, Arizona State and Arizona, among others.
“We did everything you can think of when it comes to being a quarterback,” Scott said. “We did three-step, five-step, seven-step drops, throwing on the run, hitting stationary targets. Any and everything.”

He also benched 225 pounds 10 times and took a little break to show off his athleticism by dunking basketballs in the school gym.

Scott didn’t earn an OU offer Friday, but he said he is not worried about what the future holds. It is believed Heupel is going to watch all the quarterback finalists before making his decision and he is expected to watch Kelly Hilinski (Sherman Oaks, Calif./Notre Dame) in early May.

Scott said getting an opportunity to throw in a competitive environment at the Elite 11 QB regional camp in Atlanta the week before made him more in sync for Heupel’s visit.

“It definitely helped because I threw really well in front of him,” Scott said. “That was one of my better days, and it couldn’t have happened at a better time.”

Scott said he finished in the top 10 of the Elite 11 regional and will also be attending an Elite 11 regional event in Las Vegas on June 16. The goal remains the same for Scott, who hopes to earn the invite to the finals in July.

He also wants to be done with his recruitment by the Las Vegas event. Scott declined to comment on most of the conversation he had with Heupel because he promised Heupel he wouldn’t say anything.

One thing Scott didn’t get answered was the timetable on when a decision will be made.

“I really want to know and wanted to ask, but I didn’t just want to throw it out there. There was no way to sneak it in, either, but that’s OK,” Scott said. “I’ll just be ready.”

And as much as Scott is hoping an OU offer is just around the corner, he won't have much downtime to contemplate things.


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