Three-star back hoping to earn Florida offer after camp

Jun 23, 2019 | 0 comments

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Three-star Port Orange (Fla.) Spruce Creek running back Marvin Scott III‍ was on campus today to show off his skills at Florida’s final elite camp session of the summer. The 2020 prospect led the line of prospects working with Gators running backs coach Greg Knox for every single drill.

When asked about his experience today, the 5-foot-9, 203-pounder told Inside the Gators he was focusing on getting noticed.

“Hard work. Always working hard. I put it out there on the field and showed them what I’ve got.”

Them, mostly meaning Knox and Dan Mullen. The central Florida native and his parents made the two-hour drive to Gainesville on Friday and stayed over to get some more one-on-one time with the coaching staff.

“I talked to Coach Mullen yesterday,” he revealed. “He said to me, ‘I’ve seen your film and I really like it. I’m gonna watch you tomorrow and see how I feel.”

Mullen made good on that promise, going out of his way to watch the rising senior run zig-zag cuts multiple times throughout the day.

Knox, wanting to maximize Scott, worked him noticeably harder than the other kids. Instead of giving him generic golf claps after every rep, Knox offered Scott precise feedback about angles and footwork.

However, the running back said that the coach was tweaking him more than anything because he told him intangibles are there.

“[Knox] likes that I’m shifty and low to the ground,” he said. “I got speed.”

Despite having a long conversation with Knox after the final whistle had blown, Scott is still waiting on an offer from the Gators. However, that does not mean the staff isn’t taking a special interest in him. He reports having 27 offers, but he said schools like Tennessee, South Carolina, and FSU, along with Florida, are currently fighting the hardest.

Scott plans to visit the Gamecocks before the dead period, but going two states north to play in college is not necessarily at the top of the Florida native’s list.

“I would prefer to stay in-state. That’s important to me, being in-state.”

This season, more kids are opting to commit before their last years of high school in order to focus on their current teams and final rankings instead of keeping the extra stress of college ball in the picture. Scott’s views are in line with this way of thinking.

“I’m hoping to commit next month,” said Scott.

One thing that could push his commitment back a little is whether or not he gets the in-state offer he wants from the University of Florida.

If he gets it before the soft deadline of July or August, though…

“I would be excited,” he said. “It would be close to the top of my list.”

Scott is the No. 738 rated prospect in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite.

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