Hubbard, OH (WYTV) – L.J. and Isiah Scott both signed their national letters of intent, along with three other teammates Wednesday.
Leading the way was L.J. Scott, who inked with Michigan State. The running back ran for 2,819 yards rushing and 38 touchdowns this season, while averaging 10 yards per carry. L.J grabbed 6 interceptions on defense and is our reigning two-time Big 22 Player of the Year.
“It’s going to be crazy for sure,” said L.J. “But I just gotta stay humble and take it game by game. I’m just ready to do great things there.”
Isiah Scott decided to stay closer to home, signing with Youngstown State, and the new direction of the program under Bo Pelini. Isiah had 470 yards receiving, 141 rushing, 13 touchdowns, along with 35 tackles in his senior regular season.
“[YSU] treated me exactly like family, almost as if I was already on the team,” said Isiah. “They made me very comfortable, and I felt like I would be comfortable playing there for the next four years.”
Matt Jones also signed with a major program, committing to West Virginia University. The senior lineman graded out over 85% with 38 tackles, 13 for loss and 3 sacks in his senior campaign.
“West Virginia…they just love their Mountaineers,” said Jones. “[Taking the field] gives me goosebumps just thinking about. I can’t wait, next year should be fun.”
Linebacker Tyler Taafe decided to stay in Ohio, and signed with the University of Toledo. Taafe racked up 108 total tackles (58 solo) with 21 for loss in his senior season. He also recorded 7 sacks and grabbed an interception.
“[I’m] physical, fast, and I know where I’m going to be and I’m going to be a leader too, so they can expect that,” said Taafe.