August 18, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Larry Scott

Larry Scott is 6’0” 210 lbs. outside linebacker for Ferriday High School in Ferriday, Louisiana. Larry bench presses 265 lbs., squats 405 lbs. and runs a 4.7 second 40-yard dash.


How long have you been playing football and what got you started?

I’ve been playing football for 13 years. I love watching football on TV and I want to be on TV one day, so that keeps me motivated.


Who has been your biggest influence as a football player?

My mom. She’s been watching me play since I started and she always encourages me and pushes me to be a better player and person.


What has football taught you about life?

It’s taught me to never give up, no matter how hard things get. You have to keep pushing.


How would you describe yourself as a player in one word?

Energetic –I fly around the field.


What is the strong point of your game?

I play sideline to sideline and I love to hit.


What will you bring to a college program that makes you special?

I’m all about helping others achieve their goals and being a team player.


Is there a college or pro player you model your game after?

Devin White. He’s physical and he isn’t afraid of anybody.


Where do you see football taking you in the future?

I see myself going to the next level and learning new things and meeting new people.


Is there a time you realized football was your game?

I made a play and caused a fumble in a game we were losing as a sophomore, and a teammate scooped and scored and we won the game.