January 17, 2020

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Diamond in the Rough: Scott Wisby

Scott Wisby is a 3 star LB out of Rosepine High School (Rosepine, LA), Wisby stands at 6’1 230 lbs with a 275lb bench and 450 squat. Wisby has great strength and block shedding ability, able to penetrate inside gaps at the line of scrimmage with his great run stopper mentality. Along with inside penetration, Wisby has the ability to threaten the C gap, making him a valuable edge rusher as well. Along with his physical attributes, Scott maintains a GPA of 3.0 and a 22 ACT score. We are proud and excited to have Scott as a participant in the 2019 Louisiana Gridiron All-Star Game, held on December 28th at Louisiana College. 

Around what age did you begin playing football and what motivated you to get into the sport?

I began playing around 4th grade when I was 9 or 10. At first I was a little nervous about playing football, but through conversations with my cousin and sister, I decided to try out and have been involved in the game ever since.

What about football made you grow to love the sport?

Really the physicality and toughness of the sport. Its a contact sport so it forces you to be aggressive, which I loved. The toughness and physicalness is even why I started boxing along with football. 

Are there any sports outside of football that you play? In athletic accomplishments that you would like to talk about?

I’m a member of my high school’s track & field team where I shot put, and I’m also a member of the powerlifting team. For football, I was awarded District Defensive MVP my sophomore year, and also received All-Parish Defensive MVP honors.

When not playing football, are there any hobbies or activities that you enjoy?

I really love to play guitar. It’s a great way to relax and relieve any sort of mental stress/fatigue. I also do team roping in rodeo. 

Is there any player at the pro or collegiate level that you look up to the most?

It has to be Aaron Donald for me. He’s probably the best in the game and seeing as though we’re similar in height is really inspiring, especially with his level of technique and finesse.

What are you most looking forward to in regard to the LGF Bowl Game?

I can’t wait to play with and against new players that I’ve never met before. It’ll be a good way to form bonds and experience competition against the best players in the state.

What do you believe is your biggest strength at your position?

I can read the run extremely well and I believe I have great play recognition. I’m really good at gutting the offensive line as a run stopper.

What would you say sets you apart from other players at your position?

Really it’s my work ethic. I’ve always been an extremely diligent worker. Along with that, my ability to read the ball and overall technique is what sets me apart. 

What would you like to do in life after your playing career is over?

I would really love to be a football coach and can hopefully get a graduate assistant position in college. I just love being around the sport. I would also enjoy to have a profession as a teacher.

Finally, what is something that you will never forget about the sport and what it has taught you.

Its growing up with those same guys for years and the close bonds you form that really show what it’s like to be part of a team. Also, football is not an easy sport, both mentally and physically. It has definitely taught me the importance of hard work in all aspects of life.