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SoCal QB up to three offers

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Dual-threat quarterback Matt Scott (6-2, 190, 4.5) from Corona (Calif.) Centennial is seeing his stock heat up this spring. He has three offers on the table so far and he has been a lightning rod for D-I coaches this spring. It is a very good bet that Scott will see his offer count swell by several more by the time June rolls around.
"UCLA offensive coordinator Jay Norvell was by here on Tuesday," Centennial coach Matt Logan said. "He (Norvell) was impressed by Matt's arm strength and the Bruins are now in the mix.
"Washington has also picked up their interest in Matt and are recruiting him hard."
"Matt is the perfect fit for any college running the spread offense," Logan said. "Come to think of he could the West Coast, too. He can throw any pass they would want him to throw on the D-I level. 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 Matt has a huge upside. He hasn't even scratched the surface of what he is going to become.
"The amazing thing about Matt is he has only been playing the position for two years. We had him at wide receiver early in his sophomore year before we made the change."
Good move by the Centennial coaching staff. Scott has found a home at the position.
"All the college coaches who have come through here are impressed with Matt's athletic ability," Logan said. "The three schools that have offered him Cal, Arizona and Minnesota like the fact that he plays in a offense similar to theirs. They also like his strong and accurate arm."
Another thing to like about Scott is his competitive spirit. He has the talent and the mindset to take over a game.
While playing on the same as another top-flight running back for the class of 2008, Ryan Bass, who rushed for 2,351 yards, Scott still threw for 1,703 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Scott is threat running the football as he rushed for 536 yards and seven rushing touchdowns.
A noted hard worker, Scott is trying to figure what team camps to attend this summer. He is being invited by many of the nation's top colleges.
Scott is planning on attending the NIKE Camp to be held in Palo Alto later this month and while up north go to the Elite 11 tryouts.
Scott will also take in the adidas camp to be held in Westwood also in May.
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