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WR Camp Watch: Artavis Scott, '14 group

8/14/2012

With 54 catches and over 1,100 yards receiving as a sophomore, Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake wide receiver Artavis Scott was among the top performing Class of 2014 prospects in the state last season.

Now the 5-foot-10, 175-pound junior is looking for an encore and comes into the 2012 season training camp with tons of momentum after a productive offseason.

Scott took part in several offseason events including Florida State's camp, Friday Night Lights at Florida, UCF's team camp, Al Golden's camp at Miami and most recently the Barbecue at the Big House during a tour of schools that included Ohio State and Notre Dame.

"It's been a pretty fun offseason and I feel like I have a better idea of the programs that I'm going to get a closer look at this fall," Scott said. "Some of the schools I'll be going back to for unofficial visits this year and to check out how things are during a game."

Scott currently holds offers from several top BCS programs including Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Notre Dame and South Carolina. And despite being one of the top receivers in his class Scott hasn't shied away from cross-training and has worked out for several coaches on the defensive side of the ball.

"I'm open to anything really, it just depends on where the coaches think I can make the biggest impact," Scott said. "Whether that's outside receiver, slot receiver or on defense it doesn't matter."

Scott said he was a fan of the Miami Hurricanes growing up -- but that won't have an effect on his future decision.

"I liked Miami, I actually like all the Florida schools and some other programs so it really isn't going to make a difference," Scott added. "I'm looking for the best fit overall."

Scott is part of a state that should be loaded with quality wide receiver prospects in the near future:

Stars of the future

Devontae Phillips, Miami Central (2015): With so many quality receiving prospects in the class of 2014 it would seem odd to list a sophomore at the top but the 6-1, 175-pound Phillips is no normal prospect. He was arguably the top player in a loaded field of prospects at the Heath Evans Foundation 7-on-7 tournament and has already developed into Central's top offensive weapon behind class of 2014 running backs Joseph Yearby and Dalvin Cooke.

Ermon Lane, Homestead (Fla.) (2014): The 6-2, 185-pound Lane is already a physical presence on the football field and had a productive offseason traveling with the South Florida Express. He already has offers from his top programs -- Miami, Florida State and Alabama.

Jake McCrary, Miami Coral Reef (2014): Quite possibly the most advanced of the state's underclassmen when it comes to route running and making defensive backs look helpless. Although McCrary committed to Florida State last month the Seminoles will have to work to keep him in the fold.

Adly Enoicy, Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic (2014): At 6-5, 200 pounds it's possible that Enoicy will grow into being a top-level tight end. But for now he is using his size advantage to post impressive numbers for Atlantic including over 600 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore.

J.C. Jackson, Immokalee (Fla.) (2014): Jackson really stood out as one of the best wide receivers at the NFTC Miami in April and his efforts led to him becoming the first commit in the class of 2014 for FSU. Jackson also accepted an early invite to the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game.

Ryshene Bronson, Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar (2014): The talented 6-3, 180-pound Florida commit should benefit greatly from lining up opposite of Duke commit Johnell Barnes. While Bronson is pretty raw the physical talent he possesses is as good as anyone in the class of 2014.

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