Everything was going so well for Da'mari Scott early last season since he and quarterback Hayden Rettig tore it up early on and both were putting up nice numbers.
Then Rettig, a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, went down with a season-ending knee injury and Scott and the rest of the Los Angeles Cathedral team stumbled through the season.
That means his senior year is crucial for his recruitment because Scott said he wants to show all the college recruiters his capabilities. With Rettig back and ready to go, it could be a big season for the 6-foot, 190-pound three-star recruit.
"I've just been at camp focusing so I can have a breakout year," Scott said.
"It was tough for the receivers last season. I didn't know what I could do but there's nothing I can do until this season starts."
Scott, who lists offers from Boston College, Fresno State and San Diego State, seems to grasp the significance of his senior season.
"It's big," Scott said. "It's all on the line right now. I just have to show everybody what I can do and be the receiver I can be."
It's still early since Scott had not received much exposure last season with Rettig out but he said Michigan State, Washington State, Boston College, San Diego State and Oregon routinely send him mail.
The three-star recruit hopes more is on the way. For now, it's too premature to name top schools since Scott plans to make a big statement early this season - and then see which teams get involved.
"It's way too early for favorites," Scott said.