Sequoyah QB picks Memphis
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) – Brayden Scott saw it as the opportunity to do something special.
On June 23, the Sequoyah High School quarterback gave the University of Memphis an oral commitment to play football there once his upcoming senior season is completed.
“I’ve just been thinking about it for the past two weeks and finally felt like it and wanted to go ahead and do it,” Scott said by telephone from Austin, Texas, where he was preparing to play in the International Federation of American Football’s Under-19 World Championship. “It’s an opportunity to help put Memphis on the map. I’d like to be the quarterback that helps make that happen.”
Memphis is moving from Conference USA to the Big East, where it will begin play in Scott’s first year in college.
The news didn’t initially reach his father and head coach at Sequoyah, Brent Scott, who said he first heard the news from his father.
“Then someone from ESPN called me,” he said.
Brent then got a call from Brayden after Brayden left meetings preparing for the Austin game.
Brayden said he called Vance Vice, the Tigers’ offensive line coach and a former player of his grandfather, Bill, when the latter coached at Bristow, to tell him of his decision.
“My roommate down here (Kansas City, Mo., native Trent Hosick) who has committed to play at Missouri, then got on Twitter,” Brayden said.
Brent said he was a bit surprised at the timing because Nebraska had re-entered the picture, but wasn’t caught off guard by his son’s interest in the Tigers.
“We went up there as a team to a Nike camp a month ago and the coaches pulled him aside. He toured the facilities, the offices, the weight room and talked to them a bit and he did come away liking what he saw,” Brent said. “When I talked to him tonight he said he just liked everything from the facilities to the new vision and that they’re joining the Big East.”
Brayden is ranked by Rivals.com among the top 25 quarterbacks in the country. In his three seasons at Sequoyah, Scott has thrown for 5,423 yards and 64 touchdowns.
The new Memphis regime has plenty of Oklahoma ties. First-year head coach Justin Fuente is a Tulsa native, who in 2011 was co-offensive coordinator at TCU. The quarterbacks coach there, Brad Cornelsen, was Kenny Evans’ offensive coordinator at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.
“I saw (Cornelson) a lot when he was at NSU. I’ve gotten to know Coach Fuentes well,” Brayden said. “He’s already helped put TCU on the map. He did a lot for Andy Dalton. I’m hoping he can help me in the same way.”
Verbal commitments are non-binding. National signing day isn’t until February.
ᏓᎵᏆ, ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎻ. (AP) – Brayden Scott ᎤᎪᎲ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎢᎬᏩᏛᏗ ᎨᏒᎢ.
ᏕᎭᎷᏱ ᏔᎵᏍᎪ ᏦᎢᏁ, ᎾᎿ ᏏᏉᏲ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎩᏄᏙᏗᎣᏂ ᎠᎴᎲᏍᎩ ᏗᏁᎶᎲᏍᎦ ᏚᏃᎯᏎᎸ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ Memphis ᎤᏩᏌ ᎧᏁᎬ ᎠᏚᏓᎸᏍᎬ ᏧᏁᎶᏗ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏔᎳᏚᏏᏁ ᏓᏍᏆᏛᎢ.
“ᎦᏓᏅᏖᏍᎬᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᏔᎵ ᏳᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᏗ ᏛᏟᎵᎸᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏃᏊ ᎠᎩᎷᏥᏒ ᎠᏆᏚᎵᏍᎬ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏯᏆᏛᏁᏗᎢ,” Scott ᎤᏛᏅ ᏧᎾᏟᏃᎮᏗ ᏂᏓᏳᏓᎴᏅ Austin, ᏅᏓᎩ, ᎾᎿᏂ ᎠᏛᏅᎢᏍᏗᏍᎬ ᏧᏁᎶᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏂᎬᎾᏛ Federation of ᎠᎹᎵᎧ ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ ᎭᏫᎾᏗᏝ-19 ᎡᎶᎯ ᎤᏂᏍᎦᏎᏗ. ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ ᎠᏆᏝᏅᏓᏕᎸ ᎦᏥᏍᏕᎸᏗ Memphis ᎤᎾᏙᏪᎶᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎡᎶᎯ ᏓᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᎢ. ᏯᏆᏚᎢ ᎾᎿ ᎩᏄᏙᏗᎣᏂ ᎠᎴᎲᏍᎩ ᎠᎩᏍᏕᎵ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗᎢ.”
Memphis ᎤᏂᎩᏏᏓ ᏗᏓᎴᎲᏍᎦ Conference USA ᎾᎿ ᎤᏔᎾ ᏗᎧᎸᎬᎢ, ᎾᎿ ᎠᏓᎴᏂᏍᎬ ᎢᎬᏱ ᎤᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ.
ᎯᎠ ᏄᎵᏍᏔᏅ ᎤᏙᏓ Ꮭ ᎤᏛᎦᏅ ᏱᎨᏎ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩᏊ ᎢᎬᏱ ᎦᏙᎩ ᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎩ ᏗᏘᏂᏙᎯ ᏏᏉᏲ, Brent Scott, ᎤᏛᏅ ᎤᏛᎦᏅ ᏄᎵᏍᏔᏅ ᏂᏓᏳᏓᎴᏅ ᎤᏙᏓ.
“ᏃᏊᏃ ᎩᎶ ᏂᏓᏳᏓᎴᏅ ESPN ᏓᏳᏟᏃᎮᎸ,” ᎯᎠ ᏄᏪᏒ.
Brent ᏃᏊ Brayden ᏓᏳᏏᎳᏛᏁᎸ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᏊ ᏙᏗᎾᏠᏍᎬ ᏧᏂᎩᎭ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏛᏅᎢᏍᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᎿ Austin ᏍᏆᏞᏍᏗ ᏙᏗᎾᏁᎶᎲᏍᎬᎢ.
Brayden ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᎤᏏᎳᏛᏁᎴ Vance Vice, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏂTiger’s offensive ᎠᏂᏙᎾᎢ ᏗᏘᏂᏙᎯ ᏗᎨᏲᏂᏙᎯ ᎠᎴ ᏧᏁᎶᏅ ᎤᏩᏌ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏚᏓ, Bill, ᎾᎿ ᏗᏘᏂᏙ ᏥᎨᏒ Bristow, ᎤᏃᏎᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᏚᏭᎪᏔᏅᎢ.
“ᎣᏍᏗᏯ ᎠᎭᏂ ((Kansas City, Mo., ᎡᎯᏯᎢ Trent Hosick ᏧᏙᎩᏓ) ᎾᏍᏊ ᎤᏚᏓᎸᏅ ᏧᏁᎶᏗ ᎾᎿ Missouri, ᏃᏊᎴ TwitterᎢ ᎤᎩᎸᏁ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬ BraydenᎢ.
Brent ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᎤᏍᏆᏂᎪᏒ ᏍᏗᎩᏓ ᎠᏟᎢᎵᏒ ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗ Nebraska ᎾᏍᏊ ᎤᏴᏢ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎪᏩᏘᏍᎬ Ꭲ, ᎠᏎᏃ Ꮭ ᏙᎯᏳ ᎡᏍᎦ ᏱᏄᏮᏁᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏪᏣ ᎠᏧᏣ ᎣᎪᏛ ᎠᏓᏅᏖᏍᎬ ᎾᏳ Tigers.
“ᎣᎩᏁᏅᏒ ᎾᎿ ᎣᎩᎾᎵᎪᎯ Nike ᎤᎬᏢᏒ ᎤᏁᏓᏍᏗ ᏏᏅᏓ ᎲᎨᏒ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎾᏘᏂᏙᎯ ᎤᏩᏌ ᎤᎾᏟᏃᎮᏔᏅ. ᏂᎦᏓ ᏄᏅᎾᏅ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᎤᎪᎵᏰᎢᏙᎸ, ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁ ᏧᏂᏴᏍᏗ, ᎤᎾᎵᏏᎾᎲᏍᏙᏗ ᎧᏅᏑᎸ ᎠᎴ ᏚᏠᏃᎮᏔᏅ ᎦᏲᏟ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏄᎪᏨ ᎦᎸᏉᏗᏍᎬ ᏄᏍᏛ ᎤᎪᎲᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Brent. “ᏦᏍᏓᏟᏃᎲᎵ ᎪᎯ ᎢᏒ ᎧᏃᎮᏍᎬ ᎦᎸᏉᏗᏍᎬ ᏂᎦᏓ ᏄᏅᎾᏅ ᎢᏤ ᏩᎪᏩᏛᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎾᏖᎸᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏔᎾ ᏗᎧᎸᎬ ᎢᏗᏜ.”
Brayden ᎠᎨᎸ ᎾᎿ Rivals.com ᏄᎾᏛᏅ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᎯᏍᎩᏦᏁ ᎾᏂᎥ quarterbacks ᎠᏁᎲᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᏦᎢ ᎢᏗᏁᎶᏗ ᎨᏒ ᎾᎿ ᏏᏉᏲᎢ. Scott ᎤᏗᎾ ᎯᏍᎩ ᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᏅᎩᏧᏈ ᏔᎵᏍᎪ ᏦᎢ ᎢᏯᎳᏏᏓ ᎠᎴ ᏑᏓᎵᏍᎪ ᏅᎩ ᎢᏳᏅᏅ.
ᎾᎿ ᎢᏤ Memphis ᏧᏂᎧᎾᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᎤᎪᏓ ᏗᎦᏂᏴᏗ ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎻ ᏂᏚᏍᏛᎢ. ᎢᎬᏱ ᎤᏕᏘᏴᏌᏗᏍᏒ ᎢᎬᏱ ᎦᏙᎩ ᏗᏘᏂᏙᎯ Justin Fuente ᎾᏍᎩ ᏔᎳᏏ ᎤᏛᏒ, ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᏔᎵ ᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᏌᏚ ᏂᎨᏒ co-offensive ᎧᏁᏥᏙ ᎾᎿ TCU. ᎾᏍᎩ quarterbacks ᎧᏁᏥᏙ ᎡᏙᎲ, Brad Cornelsen, ᎨᏒ Kenny Evans’ offensive ᎧᏁᏥᏙ ᎤᏴᏢᎧᎸᎬ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏓᎵᏆ.
“ᏥᎪᏩᏛᏗ ᎨᏒ (Cornelson) ᎤᎪᏗ ᎾᎿ NSU ᏥᏕᎦᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬ. ᏥᏲᎵᎦ ᏄᎵᏍᏔᏅ ᏗᏘᏂᏙ Fluentes, ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Brayden. “ ᎦᏳᎳ ᏧᏍᏕᎸᏓ ᎾᎿ TCU ᎾᎿ ᎨᎪᏪᎶᏗᎢ. ᎤᎪᏓ ᎾᎦᏛᏁᎵ ᎾᎿ Andy DaltonᎢ. ᎠᏉᎯᏳᏎᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩᏍᏊ ᎤᏠᏯ ᏯᏆᏛᏁᏗᎢ.”
ᏗᏓᏁᏣᎸᏊ Ꮭ ᎤᏟᏂᎩᏓ ᏱᎩ. ᎬᎾᏕᎾ ᏧᏃᏪᎶᏗ ᎢᎦ ᎧᎦᎵ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ.