With all of the top guns in Lone Star State this season and names like Bomar, Reid and McGee ranked extremely high, it’s easy to forget about a quarterback like Scott Elliott at Bay City. The 6-foot-1, 172-pound Elliot has been committed to Tulane for so long, it’s easy to overlook his talent.
But with the state playoffs beginning this week, Friendswood is keenly aware of what he brings to the table. The three-star quarterback has earned all-state honors for two years in a row and with his team 9-1 on the season, it wouldn’t be out of the question for a third season of recognition.
“We’re not passing as much as we were last year, and I’m not putting up the numbers,” Elliott said. “But hey, we’re 9-1, so I’m not going to complain. You have to be able to run the ball to get to the state championship game. In the past we would rely too much on the pass and it would hurt us in the big games.”
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Elliott committed early in the recruiting process to Tulane and he said that’s likely still his destination.
“Tulane is still my No. 1 school,” he said. “But SMU is calling. Those are really the only two schools that I’m seriously still looking at.
“I’m still pretty solid on Tulane, but when SMU calls we don’t talk much about recruiting. It’s just good to hear from them once in a while. I went to see them play Boise State. I know they need a quarterback really bad, and it’s in Texas. But I’m still pretty sure I’m going to Tulane.”