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Transfer for 2014 ATH

2014 athlete Nick Scott began his high school career in Brookline, Mass., but recently transferred schools. Scott has headed south to Virginia, and continues to hold one offer.
"He's actually moved from Brookline to Fairfax High in Virginia," his father, Irvin Scott said. "We moved to Virginia because I had a job shift."
Back at Brookline, Scott did well as a sophomore last season.
"He played really well," he said. "He actually played a lot of running back and a little quarterback. I think what stands out about him right now is the combination of character on and off the field. That's something his coach, teachers and administrators have mentioned.
Athletically speaking, he's got good speed and quickness. He's sort of a two-sport athlete. He's thinking about playing basketball and is a sprinter and high jumper. He has gotten some looks from the Ivy League for sprinting and high jump."
Regarding his recruitment for football, Scott is primarily getting looks as a wide receiver and defensive back according to his father.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder landed one offer to date earlier this summer.
"Boston College has offered and that's the only official offer he's got," he said. "That happened at the end of the year around June, middle of June. He was ecstatic about the offer. He's just really excited."
Meanwhile, colleges are already aware of Scott's move.
"He's been invited to Virginia and Virginia Tech," said Mr. Scott. "He did Maryland's camp since he's been down in Virginia. He's gotten on the radar when he moved into the area. My take on it is that most of the schools are probably interested, but want to figure out how he plays down here from Massachusetts. That's going to be the real test."
Does Scott have any early favorites?
"He's expressed interest in West Virginia, that is something on his radar," he said. "Penn State was definitely one on the radar. We're originally from Pennsylvania before we moved to Massachusetts. They have always been on his radar. It's trickier lately with what's going on there, but they always have remained an interest of his. I think he is wide open."
With a few visits under his belt already, Scott is starting to get at least some idea of what he wants in a school.
"We've had conversations about it and he's definitely focused on a strong academic program and strong success rate for athletes and football players," he said. "Academically, he has talked about the sciences initially. He's thinking biology or what not."
Overall though, Scott seems as though he will take his time with the process.
"He's pretty open," said Mr. Scott. "He's got a brother that is a I-AA player at Holy Cross, so we know enough about the college football world. Ultimately I think it's going to be the opportunity, the match and what he can bring to the program. Also, it's the quality of the school and graduation rates."
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