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|Scott climbing the ladder|
Playing in the Southeastern Conference is a "big dream" for former Ferriday Trojans wide receiver De'Vante Scott.
When Scott graduates in December and arrives on Mississippi State's campus in January, his dream will come true.
"I know I have a chance to make it," Scott said. "I need to get a little faster and stronger. I need to work on my route running too. I know I can do it, though. This is a big dream of mine."
Scott's current head coach at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Glen Davis, has no worries when it comes to Scott playing at the next level.
"I think he'll do fine," Davis said. "I think he'll be a good addition. He's as good as what they have right now, maybe even better than some of the ones they have."
But before Scott takes on the SEC, he will suit up for Davis and the Wolfpack in the fall. Davis said he plans on getting him the ball as often as possible, including returning kicks and punts.
Returning kicks is something that Scott has a knack for, as he's had success in the return game in both high school and college. With the Trojans, Scott had 721 return yards to go along with 1,434 rushing yards and 341 receiving yards.
And last season with the Wolves, Scott was second in the state when it came to returning kickoffs with a 30.3 return yard average. He also had 19 catches for 386 yards as a receiver which earned him a spot on the Mississippi Community College Athletic Association's All-Region Second Team.
"I love returning kicks," Scott said. "That's a big part of being a playmaker other than just making plays at the wide receiver position. I expect more return yards and a couple of scores to help out the offense this season."
Davis reiterated that Scott will be a focal point of the offense this fall.
"He's one of the best players we have on our team," Davis said. "He's a guy that we're leaning on hard next season. We'll try to find ways to get him the ball as much as we can."
While Scott has a tremendous impact on the field for the Wolves, Davis had nothing but good things to say about his player's personality.
Davis praised Scott's work ethic along with the fact that he never complains.
"He never says anything about how many times he touches the ball," Davis said. "The guy hardly says anything. If you don't go up and have a conversation with him, you'd never know he was there."
The soft-spoken rising sophomore's journey to the SEC will begin in Booneville, Ms. on Aug. 30 when the Wolfpack opens the season against Northeast Mississippi Community College.
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