If Texas had a focus on the defensive side of the ball with the 2011 recruiting class, it was to reload the secondary.
With the arrival of freshmen Quandre Diggs, Sheroid Evans, and South Houston High School’s Leroy Scott, secondary coach Duane Akina has a wealth of talent on his hands for years to come.
Leroy Scott, widely considered a four-star recruit by the national scouting and recruiting services, has all the tools to be one of the next greats on the Forty Acres. At 5’10”, 185, Scott has nice size for a corner and the strength to effectively jam opposing receivers at the line of scrimmage.
With adequate speed (ran a 4.49 40 recently), he also has the ability to run down receivers in the open field and make plays when necessary.
Scott will be one of the more physical of the new group of corners. Where Quandre Diggs and Sheroid Evans will use their first-tier speed and athleticism to keep wideouts in control, Scott will use his strength and solid football acumen to do the same.
Leroy Scott may not be in the mix in terms of playing time during his freshman season with Carringdon Byndom and Kenny Vaccaro ahead of him on the depth chart, but, with a solid fall slate of practices could definitely see some mopup time late in games and secure a role as a special teams contributor.
Leroy Scott is another in the long line of talented corners to arrive in Austin, and as the tradition continues to be built, he will not be the last.