Brendon Scott set multiple records during his career with the Long County Blue Tide and that helped earn him a scholarship to play football for LaGrange College.
His college career has started with successes on both the practice and playing fields.
Moving from high school to college can be hard for athletes and even traditional students. Scott said things have changed since he switched out the Columbia blue and white for red and black.
“The main difference (between high school and college) is the game speed,” Scott said. “It’s definitely faster than high school. Also, there are way more plays and formations than I had to learn in high school.”
During his career with the Blue Tide, Scott racked up more than 4,700 all-purpose yards and 34 touchdowns. His college stats are just starting to build, but Scott says knows that he must do whatever he can to make the team and himself better.
“I’m probably going to get more playing time now because some of our main running backs are banged up,” Scott said after saying he recorded 14 yards on three carries in his lone 2016 appearance against Ave Maria. “I feel like I’d be a part of the main running backs next year.”
Scott also knows that being a freshman usually means being assigned to the practice squad. And he is getting most of his time there. He was named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week earlier this year.
He said he plays a key role at practice by filling whatever role the team needs that week. Scott helps the Panthers “by giving our defense a good look of how the other team’s running back could be like that week.”