Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Luginbill: WR Scott fits right in at Clemson
By Tom Luginbill
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Artavis Scott (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake) chose Clemson on Tuesday. How will Scott, No. 89 in the ESPN 300 and the nation's No. 10 wide receiver, fare for the Tigers? Our scouts break it down:
What he brings: Versatility to play both inside and outside. He's explosive but maybe not as top-end fast as he appears. A very smooth athlete with soft hands who possesses big play capability.
How he fits: In Clemson's offense, he could be utilized as a weapon in many areas, including out of the backfield. He could be used on jet sweeps and end arounds and his ability to potentially develop into a return specialist also give him value.
Reminds us of: Clemson's Germone Hopper. Very similar traits athletically and both have the versatility to play in multiple spots.
History of position: Been strong, including players like DeAndre Hopkins, Rod Gardner, Jacoby Ford and Sammy Watkins.
How the class is shaping up: Clemson has picked up a ton of offensive skill with its 2014 class. Seven of their eight ESPN 300 verbals are at QB, RB, WR or TE. However, for a program that usually does a lot of work in Florida, Scott is the Tigers' first pledge from the Sunshine State during this cycle.