La Porte (Texas) sophomore Hoza Scott (pronounced like "Jose") was a rarity in Class 5A football in the state of Texas a year ago when he played on varsity as a freshman. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound standout played both running back and linebacker for the Bulldogs.
A year later and Scott has helped lead La Porte to a 4-1 record and a top 15 ranking in the Houston area. He attended Texas A&M's game this past weekend against Oklahoma State but it was not the first time he has had contact with the Aggies.
"As soon as I become a junior or a senior they're going to offer me a scholarship," Scott said of A&M. "They can't send me anything written yet.
"They came down and saw me play when we played earlier this year. They said that I was really good and that I was going to have a lot of colleges looking at me but to keep my eyes on them."
Other programs have taken notice of the talented class of 2014 prospect as well.
"I've gotten letters from Oregon and they said I was one of their top prospects," he said. "In the spring Texas came out to see me. North Texas and some others have been sending me stuff too."
Scott could play on either side of the ball at the next level but he says most schools see him on defense.
"I think Oregon is looking at me to play running back," he said. "I haven't been playing too much running back this year though. I've mostly just been playing outside linebacker. That's what everybody else is looking at me to play."
Though it is still very early in the recruiting process for Scott he does admit that he is a longtime fan of one program in particular.
"[Texas A&M is] where I've been wanting to go to since I was a little kid," he said. "My pawpaw has been telling me a lot about it for a long time and my pawpaw's cousins, they go there and they said it's real nice there. When I visited yesterday it was really nice. I liked it a whole lot."