Nick Scott

Running back
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Home town: Fairfax, Va.
High School: Fairfax High School
Listed as: 5-foot-11, 180 pounds
Commitment date: Feb. 23, 2013
Rated as: He is considered a 3-star prospect by, and

Of note: The versatile Scott has played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, outside linebacker and free safety in high school, and he managed to rack up more than 1,100 yards and 12 TDs pulling quintuple duty in his junior season. … He received an offer from Boston College and reportedly had interest from Alabama, Tennessee and West Virginia. … He says he is a lifelong Penn State fan. … Scott was born in Lancaster, Pa., although he moved to Brookline, Mass., in sixth grade and to Fairfax, Va., after his sophomore year in high school.

In his words …
“Before we actually visited, I felt real comfortable and told my parents I wanted to commit, but they told me to wait until I visited to see if anything jumped out at me. As soon as I stepped foot on campus, I was blown away and knew it was the place for me. It felt like home.”

“I have a lot of respect and appreciation for the schools that showed interest in me, but Penn State is the place for me, regardless of the sanctions. One of the things the Penn State coaches stressed and that resonated with me is that, while bowl games are great, they’re not all football is about. It’s about playing the game you love with teammates you respect and love. For me, that said enough.”

In his tweets …

With Penn State wide receiver and future teammate Matt Zanellato …

With fellow 2014 recruit De’Andre Thompkins …

Tweets from teammates …

Some highlights from Scott’s junior season …

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