WR Gee Scott, Jr., Ohio State
In my latest piece on devy prospects, I will focus on the most recent freshman class, starting with Ohio State commit WR Gee Scott Jr. Standing at 6’2″ and 207 pounds, the Bellevue, Washington native exhibits traits that set him apart from the other receivers in this class.
Scott’s hands and strength at the point of the catch are easily in the top tier of the 2020 class. His ability to run a wide range of consistent routes is something that jumped off the tape for me. I am not a believer in “route-running” being a key factor in future production, but I do know that this will help him get on the field faster as a freshman. Scott Jr.’s ability to use his solid frame to impose his will on cornerbacks, whether fighting for a catch or blocking at times, is also highly impressive. His YAC ability, which helped him reach nearly 1,500 yards as a high school senior, could also help him reach the college field sooner than later.
At Nike’s “The Opening,” Gee tested well with a 4.60 40-yard dash time, a 4.14 shuttle, and a 39-inch vertical. With impressive testing and college-ready skills, it shouldn’t surprise you that he is expected to suit up for the Ohio State Buckeyes sooner then later. Scott joins the Buckeyes’ impressive freshman class of wide receivers, but he’s ready to make a name for himself.
OSU wide recievers coach Brian Hartline is a huge advocate of his receivers only being on the field if they can block. It just so happens that Scott excels in that area. Although he needs to improve his speed, he has the tools to be an instant impact player at the college level and an NFL hopeful.