National Signing Day 2014: Welcome to Penn State, Nick Scott

Jared Slanina

The VA RB and longtime Penn State commit has officially become a Nittany Lion.

Virginia running back Nick Scott gave his verbal commitment nearly a year before National LOI Day, and has stood by his commitment throughout the postseason coaching turmoil and an eventful 2013 season. The Fairfax native is likely destined to line up at running back for Penn State, but with the "Athlete" label comes the possibility he could end up at another skill position.

Scott is listed among the top ten all-purpose running backs in the nation. He has decent size, but at 5'11'' and 180 pounds, will need to bulk up slightly to be a true all-purpose back. A quick look at Scott's film gives an obvious impression that he has outstanding vision, constantly making precise cuts at just the right time to turn a short gain into a big play. He has decent quickness for a running back, but appears to have "game speed"- that extra step when the adrenaline kicks in that separate the good backs from the great ones.

Scott held offers from Boston College, Nebraska and South Florida, but none were able to sway his desire to play at Penn State. He also had interest from Alabama, but an official offer never materialized. Scott seems likely to redshirt for the 2014 season with running backs Bill Belton, Zach Zwinak and Akeel Lynch all returning.

Starzz:

247Sports: 3 stars (#47 athlete)

Rivals: 3 stars (#10 all-purpose running back)

Scout: 3 stars (#61 overall running back)

ESPN: 3 stars (#107 overall running back)

Other Links of Interest:

Nick Scott on MaxPreps (high school stats)

Nick Scott on Hudl

Nick Scott's Official Penn State Football Profile

Follow Nick on Twitter at @NittanyKidNick2.

Welcome to Penn State, Nick!

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