September 23, 2021
"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

Diamond in the Rough: Jaylan Scott

Jaylan Scott is a 6’3, 160-pound wide receiver from Salmen High School in Slidell, LA. Jaylon’s long frame provided him with the advantage of going up and over defenders to make tough, contested catches all season for the Spartan offense. He displayed the ability to make catches at every level of the passing game, not to mention using his body to break many tackles. Jaylon also registered 6 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball to go with his offensive production. Jaylon has a 2.8 GPA and is ready to make an impact.

Watch Jaylan’s highlights HERE

When did you start playing football? “I started playing when I was 13 years old for Willie Hall park in New Orleans, but I stopped playing for a while and did not start back until my junior year of high school. My coaches saw me and asked me if I wanted to play so I got back into it.”

Tell me some life lessons that you have learned from playing the game of football. “Football taught me things like leadership, how to work with a team, and how to become a man.”

Who has been your biggest motivating factor for playing the game of football? “My wide receiver coach Jamal Robinson. He played for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and spent some time in the league playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He taught me everything I know about football.”

You were able to provide great production on both sides of the ball. Which position would you prefer playing at the next level? “Wide Receiver because I know more of the techniques and fundamentals of playing the position. At receiver, a 6’3 frame is always an advantage but being a 6’3 DB is sometimes a disadvantage.”

What are your strongest attributes on the football field? “My length and strong hands.”

How would you contribute to a program at the next level? “They would get a hard worker, and a player who will work well with others. I will encourage others to do better and I do not mind sharing knowledge.”

Have you played or do you currently play any other sports? “I Played basketball as a sophomore, but it’s just track and football for now.”

Describe the biggest adjustment for you this season? “Not knowing whether you would play that week. Our first game got cancelled and we had to find one the day before. We played with no preparations and it was just hard keeping that in mind throughout the season.”

What did you enjoy most from playing this past season? “I enjoyed the exciting plays and all the fun times. Just being in the locker room with my teammates after games and practices.”

How do you hope your coaches and teammates remember you? “I hope that they remember as someone who left everything on the field and that I left behind a legacy.”

Accolades: First team all-district offense and defense, honorable mention all-state