SoCal QB could be a star on the rise

Quarterback Matt Scott (6-2.5, 200, 4.5) from Corona (Calif.) Centennial is someone to keep your eye on this season. He is your dual-threat in every sense of the description.
The thing that is most impressive about Scott is he hasn't been the position that long. As a matter of fact, the season of 2006 was his first as a signal caller.
You can't call Scott's stats a case of beginner's luck. It was pure talent. All the neophyte field general did his first year on the job was throw for 1,708 yards hitting on 60 percent of his passes and threw 11 touchdown strikes.
Scott was pretty dangerous running the football as he rushed for 555 yards and seven rushing touchdowns while averaging 7.0 yards per rush. His performance saw him earn League Offensive Player of the Year and was an all-league selection.
"Matt is the perfect fit for any college running the spread offense," Centennial coach Matt Logan said. "Come to think of he could the West Coast, too.
"Matt can throw any pass they would want him to throw on the D-I level, Logan said. "He can throw the fade, the deep out, a real nice long ball and he can throw short passes with great touch, timing and accuracy.
"Matt is a great athlete," Logan said. "He is a very effective runner when we need him to be.
"I think his recruitment is about to pick up," Logan said. "I just sent out his highlight tape to his top 20 schools of interest and a couple of game tapes, too. I think he will get some offers once they get a good feel of what he's all about.
"The thing about Matt is last season was his first playing quarterback," Logan said. "He is so far ahead of where he was a year a go that it is not even close.
"Matt has improved his 40 time from the 4.7 range to a 4.5," Logan said. "He's put on an inch to an inch and a half while putting on 15 more pounds.
"Matt is very smart and has picked up a pretty tough offense and runs it smoothly," Logan said. "We run out of a no huddle offense and many times he has to call the play from the line of scrimmage.
"Matt is a great leader and an excellent demeanor," Logan said. "He always has a smile on his face and a positive attitude."
BYU, Arizona and San Diego State are showing the most early love with Washington, Arizona State, UCLA and Florida State also showing recruiting interest.