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Junior to Watch: Scott Derry

Junior to Watch: Scott Derry
School: Pearland, Texas
Position: Inside linebacker
Size and speed: Scott Derry is 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds. Scott has a 40-yard dash time of 4.7 seconds.
Statistics: Derry had 212 tackles with 142 of them being solo tackles, three sacks and two caused fumbles last season.
Honors: He was named first team all-district and second team All-Greater Houston Area.
Favorite Schools: Derry has no offers as of yet.
He is hearing from Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Texas, Nebraska, Harvard, Stanford, Clemson, Mississippi, Iowa State, Colorado, West Virginia, Baylor, Iowa, Oklahoma, Louisiana State and many more.
"There is no real favorite at this time, as I want to keep all my options open."
"Texas A&M, Iowa State and LSU" are recruiting the hardest with the most letters at this time.
Skinny: "Distance may be a factor though at this time I plan to look at the academics, the team unity, the atmosphere of football in the area and the area itself as my main factors."
Derry said of his strong points: "I move laterally with the play well and I make the plays off of the blocks by the offensive player very well."
He described himself as: "An instinct type player."
He compares his style of play to Baltimore Raven's all-pro Ray Lewis.
He has been to no camps yet, though Derry plans to possibly attend the Nike camp at Texas A&M in May, a Texas A&M camp, a Texas camp and possibly Harvard.
"I want to get a look at colleges around the country before I make a decision, so I don't know where I'd visit if I could now."
If they offered, Texas would be his dream school.
His mother just wants her son to get a real good education.
Derry plans to major in Math and Engineering and has set his sports goals already.
"I want to make all-state at linebacker and to win the state championship."
He named San Antonio Taft High school's running back Robert Merrel as his toughest opposing player.
Derry benches 315 pounds, squats 425 pounds, has a vertical leap of 28 inches and a GPA of 4.2 cumulative with honor classes taken into consideration.
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